Malicious web pages are among the major security threats on the Web. Most of the existing techniques for detecting malicious web pages focus on specific attacks. Unfortunately, attacks are getting more complex whereby attackers use blended techniques to evade existing countermeasures. In this paper, we present a holistic and at the same time lightweight approach, called BINSPECT, that leverages a combination of static analysis and minimalistic emulation to apply supervised learning techniques in detecting malicious web pages pertinent to drive-by-download, phishing, injection, and malware distribution by introducing new features that can effectively discriminate malicious and benign web pages. Large scale experimental evaluation of BINSPECT achieved above 97% accuracy with low false signals. Moreover, the performance overhead of BINSPECT is in the range 3-5 seconds to analyze a single web page, suggesting the effectiveness of our approach for real-life deployment.

BINSPECT: Holisitic Analysis and Detecion of Malicious Web Pages

Eshete, Birhanu Mekuria;Villafiorita Monteleone, Adolfo;Weldemariam, Komminist Sisai
2012

Abstract

Malicious web pages are among the major security threats on the Web. Most of the existing techniques for detecting malicious web pages focus on specific attacks. Unfortunately, attacks are getting more complex whereby attackers use blended techniques to evade existing countermeasures. In this paper, we present a holistic and at the same time lightweight approach, called BINSPECT, that leverages a combination of static analysis and minimalistic emulation to apply supervised learning techniques in detecting malicious web pages pertinent to drive-by-download, phishing, injection, and malware distribution by introducing new features that can effectively discriminate malicious and benign web pages. Large scale experimental evaluation of BINSPECT achieved above 97% accuracy with low false signals. Moreover, the performance overhead of BINSPECT is in the range 3-5 seconds to analyze a single web page, suggesting the effectiveness of our approach for real-life deployment.
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