It’s been a long time since I last posted and actively maintained this blog.
The reason for not posting is primarily because I have been trying to publish my research while at University. Dual submissions to the blog cause problems with the novelty of research. It seems that it is a hard balancing act to manage.
Then where am I up to now.. I submitted my Masters thesis in May – which includes the automated unpacker I spent many blog posts discussing. Since that time I have now started a PhD at Deakin University, continuing the topic of malware detection and classification.
In trying to balance University and what I can post in a blog, I believe I may have found a way to combine these two worlds.
I have recently been developing User Interfaces to my program analysis and malware classification system. Although I will not be making the source code available, I hope to make a web site or client sofware available for the public. The time frame is not certain, so I doubt it will be public before the end of the year.
The development of the UI seems like an opportunity to keep a video dairy and blog account of how the code progresses. I can’t comment too much on the details of any novel algorithms until the research has been published, but there is much to talk about in a UI and program analysis in general.
The video progression of the UI can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/silviocesare
This is also an opportunity for people to provide feedback in the direction of the UI.
The interface is still in a very early stage of development. I’ve been coding the Java binary analysis GUI for about a week and a half, and this is my first forray into any real Java programming.
I have spent probably a cumulative time of a month or more on the web interface to the malware classification system.
I hope people enjoy this new direction to the blog – because an active blog is better than in inactive blog!