A New Avenue of Attack: Event-driven System Vulnerabilities

ABSTRACT

Hacker Warfare is the type of Information Warfare that involves the inflicting of damage to the digital infrastructure of the enemy by exploiting security vulnerabilities. In this paper we discuss for the first time the exploitation of event-driven systems in order to inflict this type of damage. As an attacker may use command line parameters and network data to exploit security vulnerabilities in local and network applications respectively, he can use events against event-driven applications.


AUTHORS

Post Graduate Student at Information Security Group for Royal Holloway, University of London
UK

Symeon (Simos) Xenitellis is a postgraduate student at Information Security Group for Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom. His research interests include security in event driven systems, software security and static analysis. He has an M. Sc in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom.

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Keywords

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C2
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