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AUTOMATIC CLUSTERING OF MALWARE VARIANTS BASED ON STRUCTURED CONTROL FLOW

United States Patent Application

20160357965
A1
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A computer network computer server device accesses software from a file. The device builds a structured flow control that maps the software's execution paths. The structured flow control is evaluated using multiple distance measures to determine if a portion of the software is malicious.
Prowell, Stacy J. (Oak Ridge, TN), Sayre, Kirk D. (Oak Ridge, TN), Awad, Rima L. (Oak Ridge, TN)
15/ 172,884
June 3, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with United States government support under Contract No. DE-ACO5-000R22725 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The United States government has certain rights in the invention.