Security analysis on the proactivized system against latent virus attacks (English)

In: Transactions of the Information Processing Society of Japan   ;  41 ,  8  ;  2228-2236  ;  2000
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The notion of proactive security of basic primitives and cryptosystems was introduced in order to tolerate a very strong mobile adversary. However, even though proactive maintenance is employed, it is a hard problem to detect the viruses which are skillfully developed and latent in the memory of servers. We introduce a new type of virus attacks, called latent virus attack, in which viruses reside in the intruded server and wait for the chance for viruses colluding with each other to intrude more than the threshold of servers. We analyze the resilience of the proactive system against latent virus attacks and present how to enhance the security against such virus attacks. At first, the robustness of proactivized systems against this attack is estimated by probabilistic analysis. Next, in order to enhance the resilience against such virus attacks, we introduce an active rebooting approach, in which the reboot procedure on a predetermined number of servers is performed in the total independence of servers being infected or not. The effectiveness is also evaluated. As far as we know, this work is the first proposal for enhancing the robustness of a proactive system against latent virus attacks.

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Barmawi, A.M. / Takada, S. / Doi, N. | 2000
Efficient construction of elliptic curves over optimal extension-field
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The secure renewal of cryptosystems in the open network architecture
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Security analysis on the proactivized system against latent virus attacks
Watanabe, Y. / Imai, H. | 2000
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An optimal decision method for establishment of security objectives
Nagai, Y. / Fujiyama, T. / Sasaki, R. | 2000
A macro system with class objects for the Java language
Tatsubori, M. / Chiba, S. / Itano, K. | 2000