An anomaly detection module for firefox OS

Borting Chen*, Ming Wei Shih, Yu-Lun Huang

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Firefox OS, a new Web-based OS developed by Mozilla mainly for mobile platforms, is designed to realize the 'Boot to the Web' concept for the open Web. It supports users booting to the network directly, launching remote applications and accessing remote data with the standard Web technologies. Although Firefox OS has adopted several mechanisms to enhance its security, its current design is lack of a mechanism to detect 1) applications calling Web API with unusual frequency, and 2) applications consuming abnormal amount of resources. In this paper, we propose an anomaly detection module which takes the system resource usage and the amount of inter-process communication as the inputs to detect whether the system has an anomaly. We also conduct several experiments to examine the ability of the proposed module. The results show that detection accuracy of our module is 0% in false negative rate and 12.5% in false positive rate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 8th International Conference on Software Security and Reliability - Companion, SERE-C 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages176-184
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781479958436
DOIs
StatePublished - 17 Sep 2014
Event8th International Conference on Software Security and Reliability - Companion, SERE-C 2014 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 30 Jun 20142 Jul 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - 8th International Conference on Software Security and Reliability - Companion, SERE-C 2014

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Software Security and Reliability - Companion, SERE-C 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period30/06/142/07/14

Keywords

  • Anomaly Detection
  • Firefox OS
  • Mobile Security

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