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2011 IEEE 13th International Symposium on High-Assurance Systems Engineering (2011)
Boca Raton, Florida USA
Nov. 10, 2011 to Nov. 12, 2011
ISSN: 1530-2059
ISBN: 978-0-7695-4615-5
pp: 307-312
Recently, "rootkit" becomes a popular hacker malware on the Internet, which controls the hosts on the Internet by hiding itself, and raises a serious security threat. Existing host-based and hardware-based solutions have some disadvantages, such as hardware overhead and being discovered by root kits, where the development of virtualization technology provides a better solution to avoid those. Virtual machine monitor has the highest authority on the virtual machine, and has the right to control the activities in the virtual machine without being found by root kits in the virtual machines. We propose VM Detector based on this hardware virtualization technology, using multi-view detection mechanism, to detect hidden processes inside the virtual machine on many aspects, then to improve the virtual machine's security. Through several experiments, VM Detector carried on the process detection effectively, and introduced less than 10% performance overhead.
virtualization, hidden process detection, multi-view, multi-view comparison

B. Li, Y. Wang and C. Hu, "VMDetector: A VMM-based Platform to Detect Hidden Process by Multi-view Comparison," 2011 IEEE 13th International Symposium on High-Assurance Systems Engineering(HASE), Boca Raton, Florida USA, 2011, pp. 307-312.
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