Discussion of a master's thesis in the College of Computer Science and Mathematics—Software Department

Entitled (Malicious Software Detection and Analysis Depend on Reverse Engineering Concept)

In continuation of the movement of scientific research and in the presence and follow-up of the respected Mrs. Dean of the College of Computer Science and Mathematics, Prof. Dr. Duha Bashir Abdullah, the esteemed

On Sunday, December 11, 2022, the College of Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Mosul discussed the master's thesis for the student (Maher Fakhrulddin Ismael Jasem), under the supervision of Associate Prof. Dr. KaramHatimThanon.

The thesis presented by the student dealt with the design and implementation of a tool for analyzing and detecting malicious software using reverse engineering techniques, which is considered one of the best methods of analysis and discovery that has achieved the highest level of efficiency and accuracy.

The study dealt with the application of a set of malware analysis tools to a set of executable files to detect malicious software from them. By applying three methods in the analysis process—the basic analysis method, the advanced analysis method by reverse engineering, and the analysis method using the proposed tool (Python Library Analysis by Reverse Engineering)—and extracting the distinctive characteristics in the analysis process, and then choosing the most important characteristics based on the operating system libraries and functions used by the malware to facilitate its detection, and then evaluate the results of the discovery process for the proposed tool. And compare the results of those analyzed by a group of used tools with the results of the proposed tool.

The thesis goal is to solve the problem of malware detection through the design and implementation of a proposed tool that can analyze and detect malware using reverse engineering techniques. Due to the wide and continuous development of several types of malwares and the use of many advanced technologies to hide from detection by anti-malware programs, this negatively affects the productivity of organizations and companies around the world.

The scientific committee included the following members:

  1. Dr.   Dujan Bashir Taha (University of Mosul) / chairman
  2. Dr. AlaaKadhim Farhan (University of Technology) / Member
  3. Dr. NaktalMoaidEdan(University of Mosul) / member
  4. Associate Prof. Dr. KaramHatimThanon(University of Mosul) / member and supervisor.

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