CrySyS Lab researchers developed a new anti-virus solution running on resource constrained embedded IoT devices.
Embedded devices connected to the Internet are threatened by malware, but no anti-virus product is available for them. Anti-virus products developed for traditional IT systems have higher resource needs than that offered by embedded IoT devices. The required amount of free storage space and memory to run these products is often measured in gigabytes, which exceeds the capacity of typical IoT devices, such as WiFi routers, IP cameras, smart house hold appliances, wearable devices, etc. In addition, many existing anti-virus products do not even support the operating systems (typically some embedded Linux or some more exotic OS) used on IoT devices. Therefore, they could not be installed, even if a particular IoT device met their system requirements.Continue reading SIMBIoTA: Similarity-Based Malware Detection for the Internet of Things