The Extendable Guideline for Analysing Malicious PDF Documents
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Today, the average computer user has undoubtedly encountered the PDF format while handling electronic documents. Due to its wide-spread popularity and feature richness, PDF documents are commonly utilized by attackers in order to infect systems with malware.
This thesis will present The Extendable Guideline for Analysing Malicious PDF Documents. This work will establish the foundation of the guideline and populate it with a part of the analysis process. The guideline relies on earlier published material in the topic. It is a practical guideline that is followed by the use of a flowchart and can be utilized by an analyst in order to determine if a PDF document is malicious or not. It provides technical background information, suitable analysis techniques, and tools. The guideline structure was developed by using sequential thinking in combination with the divide and conquer paradigm.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 78 p.
PDF, Documents, Portable Document Format, Malicious PDF, Malicious, Guideline, Analyse, Analysing, Analyze, Analyzing, Extendable, Flowchart
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-23192OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-23192DiVA: diva2:634537
Subject / course
Computer science and engineering
Heimer, Philip, Universitetsadjunkt
Bilstrup, Urban, Universitetsadjunkt