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Artificial intelligence in malware - Cop or culprit?

Pan, J.Y. and Fung, C.C. (2008) Artificial intelligence in malware - Cop or culprit? In: Ninth Postgraduate Electrical Engineering and Computing Symposium, (PEECS2008), 4th November 2008, Perth, W.A. pp. 181-184.

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Malware is very much a part of today’s digital society as well as the battle against the malicious attacks. Victory over this struggle is essential to ensure the proper functioning and efficient operations of the world’s digital economy. The use of artificial intelligence in this virtual battle is vital. Malware has been noted to have many intelligent features like the ability to deceive their targeted victims and stealth capabilities to prevent detection. Similarly, anti-malware solutions leverage on artificial intelligence techniques to identify new malware threats and to keep the existing pool of malware at bay. This survey paper highlights how artificial intelligence is being used in information security specifically in both malware and anti-malware warfare.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Information Technology
Publisher: University of Western Australia
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