Title: Assessment of advanced cryptographic antiviral techniques

Authors: Athanasios Karantjias, Nineta Polemi

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, University of Piraeus, 18534 Piraeus, Greece. ' Department of Computer Science, University of Piraeus, 18534 Piraeus, Greece

Abstract: The engineering world appears today more mature than ever in providing stable technology premises in order to build large scale, real interoperable and secure enterprise information systems, and strengthening the fundamental structure of private and public organisations. However, as technology has evolved, more opportunities have become available for virus writers to express their imagination in malicious code. Computer viruses are a major problem in modern day computing, threatening the structure of organisations, their enterprise systems and eliminating user-acceptance of electronic and mobile services provided. Detection tools such as virus scanners have performed poorly, particularly when facing previously unknown virus or novel variants of existing ones. This paper proposes and performs assessment on advanced proactive and reactive cryptographic measures that ensure the robustness and security of enterprises and computer systems.

Keywords: antiviral techniques; advanced cryptography; cryptovirology; malicious software; virus detection; electronic security; computer viruses; virus detection.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESDF.2010.032331

International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, 2010 Vol.3 No.1, pp.60 - 72

Published online: 31 Mar 2010 *

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