Questions tagged [machine-learning]

How to use machine learning for security (e.g. for filtering or analytics) as well as security of machine learning systems (e.g. attempts to "fool" them).

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Can a neural network crack hashing algorithms?

I've been reading a bit about neural networks, and their ability to approximate many complex functions. Wouldn't a neural network be capable of cracking a hashing algorithm like SHA256? For example, ...
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Can CAPTCHA-solving patterns be used to track/identify a person?

Captchas are everywhere. Suppose you're a big company offering Captchas on many sites and you can easily track a user across the web simply by setting a cookie everytime some site loads your captcha ...
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Extracting features from PE files. Machine learning and malware

Are the features which can be extracted from a PE file (some information from headers, section names, strings, import, export sections etc) enough to use them to train particular machine learning ...
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Web Application Firewall with based on an external decision to detect anomaly

I have a theoretical knowledge about WAF but I do not have knowledge of the tools in the market. I wonder if there are any WAFs that base their decision making through a response from an external ...
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What features would you use to detect a backdoor or a bot installation?

I was reading a document about logging and analysis. The document talks about statistical analysis and machine learning techniques to detect some attack scenarios. For instance, If you want to detect ...
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Can IP address considered as a useful feature for intrusion detection?

I am trying to build a machine learning model which classifies attacks. My data has a bunch of IP addresses, and I don't know if I should use the IP address as a feature to detect attacks. I found ...
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The role of Machine Learning In Cybersecurity Defense [closed]

Hackers and malware are one step ahead of cybersecurity experts, and every time technology is released to the market, vulnerabilities will be quickly discovered and exploited. How effective can ...
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What is the term for adding benign code/behavior to malware to evade antiviruses?

Some malware authors add benign code/behavior to their malware just to throw off antiviruses and IDSs which employ machine learning to detect malware. There is a name for this technique (and even a ...
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How we can PoC our product that needs training data for our machine learning algorithm of the the bank clients?

Recently, we have had a challenge with potential future clients which are the bank. Our product requires to gather static data (e.g. address, loans, last 50 transactions, etc) of banks clients. These ...
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Is it possible to exploit computer vision to achieve remote code execution?

What kind of vulnerability in the implementation of a vision-based machine learning system (object recognition, for example) would enable an attacker to achieve remote code execution? The only ...
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FYP ideas in Applications of Machine Learning in Cyber Security domain [closed]

I am a Computer Science Engineering undergraduate aspiring to pursue a career in the field of cyber security. I have some experience in web application security, memory and network forensics fields. I ...
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What do you call an antivirus that detects suspicious activity?

A traditional antivirus scans data at rest and data in transit for known virus signatures. (Where "virus" includes trojans, rootkits, et al.) This does not help when defending against zero-days and ...
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What are some interesting project ideas that use machine learning to solve issues in IOT security? [closed]

I am interesting in IOT security and machine learning/deep learning. I am looking for good project ideas to work on. example: http://projectabstracts.com/20138/a-malicious-pattern-detection-engine-...
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Are there any real instances of threats to machine learning systems?

I recently read a paper on The security of Machine Learning. Are there any instances of attacks against machine learning systems besides spam filters?
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What is the current state of author recognition software and what can be done about it?

I'm curious what the current state of author recognition software is, i.e. software that detects the author of a certain anonymous text based on a certain pool of texts obtained from elsewhere. This ...
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ML approach to malicious attachments using email contents

Based on my understanding of the field, it seems like there is a lot of attention paid to spam filtering based on the contents and metadata of an email, and there is considerable attention paid to ...
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Real-time packet analysis IDS for IIoT

Has research been made on the real-time packet analysis yet? Or is there yet to be research conducted on it? I am currently looking for datasets for IDS, for which machine learning could be applied to ...
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Intrusion Detection System for Industrial IoT [closed]

Are there any websites with datasets which could be used to create an intrusion detection system for IIoT classifying between malicious and benign packets in real time within a general industrial ...
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How Do Online Identiy Verification Companies Ensures Their APIs to Be Not Abused?

I am trying to implement a photo ID verification along with a live-selfie verification on my Android/iOS apps. I figured that I might be able to implement these features using Python machine learning ...
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Detecting network attacks by processing individual or multiple network packets?

I am trying to create a tool that identifies network attacks using machine learning, something like a small intrusion detection system. I have collected benign traffic from the network and then ...
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How likely is it to see a commercial IDS/IPS that uses machine learning in the near future that performs better than a normal IDS/IPS? [closed]

I have to choose a field to study on and I want to know does it worth studying in this field and will the future IDS/IPS systems be using machine-learning/deep-learning or at least how likely is it? ...