Root Exploit Detection and Features Optimization: Mobile Device and Blockchain Based Medical Data Management

Firdaus, Ahmad and Anuar, Nor Badrul and Razak, Mohd Faizal Ab and Hashem, Ibrahim Abaker Targio and Bachok, Syafiq and Sangaiah, Arun Kumar (2018) Root Exploit Detection and Features Optimization: Mobile Device and Blockchain Based Medical Data Management. Journal of Medical Systems, 42 (6). p. 112. ISSN 0148-5598

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10916-018-0966-x

Abstract

The increasing demand for Android mobile devices and blockchain has motivated malware creators to develop mobile malware to compromise the blockchain. Although the blockchain is secure, attackers have managed to gain access into the blockchain as legal users, thereby comprising important and crucial information. Examples of mobile malware include root exploit, botnets, and Trojans and root exploit is one of the most dangerous malware. It compromises the operating system kernel in order to gain root privileges which are then used by attackers to bypass the security mechanisms, to gain complete control of the operating system, to install other possible types of malware to the devices, and finally, to steal victims’ private keys linked to the blockchain. For the purpose of maximizing the security of the blockchain-based medical data management (BMDM), it is crucial to investigate the novel features and approaches contained in root exploit malware. This study proposes to use the bio-inspired method of practical swarm optimization (PSO) which automatically select the exclusive features that contain the novel android debug bridge (ADB). This study also adopts boosting (adaboost, realadaboost, logitboost, and multiboost) to enhance the machine learning prediction that detects unknown root exploit, and scrutinized three categories of features including (1) system command, (2) directory path and (3) code-based. The evaluation gathered from this study suggests a marked accuracy value of 93% with Logitboost in the simulation. Logitboost also helped to predicted all the root exploit samples in our developed system, the root exploit detection system (RODS).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Android; Blockchain; Machine learning; Root exploit; Static analysis
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology > Dept of Computer System & Technology
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2019 06:35
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2019 06:35
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/22074

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