A Frequency Approach to Creation of Executable File Signatures for their Identification
Abstract – The paper presents methods of executable file
signature creation based on frequency distributions of their
informative features to be applied for program identification.
Identification here should be understood as a process of file
recognition by establishing its coincidence with a particular
program. A new approach to creation of the archive of program
signatures, both in terms of byte-frequency distribution of a
program’s binary code, and in terms of frequency distribution of
assembler commands in their disassembler codes, is presented.
The new method of executable file identification is offered and
the results of experiments on their identification using a
statistical criterion of φ*-Fisher and analysis of the slope are
provided. The proposed method can be used to audit data-storage