Angry birding: evaluating application exceptions as attack canaries

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Application exceptions are anomalous events occurring within the application. These can be caused by common issues such as simple programming errors; however, they can also originate from the side-effects of a trial-and-error process used in active attacks. Utilising attacker-induced exceptions as a canary for intrusion detection has been demonstrated as a feasible technique for SQL injection detection, but this has not been applied to other types of attacks. This paper proposes an approach to consider attacker-induced application exceptions as attack canaries. The work is part of an ongoing investigation on integrating detective defences into applications through established development practices.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2021
Event6th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy - Online
Duration: 6 Sep 202110 Sep 2021
Conference number: 6th


Conference6th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy
Abbreviated titleIEEE EuroS&P 2021
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