Polymorphic Virtual Machines

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,161.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA8650-05-C-8027
Solitcitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Number:
2004.3
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2005
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
O043-SP4-1111
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD04-SP4
Small Business Information
ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY CORP.
9971 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Matthias Wollnik
 Computer Scientist
 (952) 829-5864
 mwollnik@atcorp.com
Business Contact
 Kenneth Thruber
Title: President
Phone: (952) 829-5864
Email: kthurber@atcorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We describe an approach to protect programs from differential analysis that is free of some of the drawbacks of traditional techniques. The approach does not rely on program analysis to determine applicability, so it can be uniformly applied to any program. Polymorphic variation in binary software arises from the details of the transformation itself, an not any inherent property of the protected program; resulting in a wider class of induced differences. The effects of this approach cannot be trivially undone by normalization of programs or execution traces. We propose explicit and detailed experiments to address both effectiveness and performance. Strategies to reduce the performance overhead of the approach are described and investigated.

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