Defending battery exhaustion attacks on mobile systems

Sungyong Shin, Taek Lee, Hoh In

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Abstract

Battery Exhaustion Attack is a "denial of service" attack on mobile devices, causing more battery discharge than normally necessary. The excessive discharge arises out of the limitation in battery capacity. Researches have been conducted to discover the cause of the abnormal usage of handset battery by employing power estimation techniques. It is also important, however, to automatically respond to the attack and maintain the power discharge at the normal level. In this study, we introduce a method designed to detect the defective process and to self-correct the abnormality by stopping or delaying the suspicious actions. The proposed system monitors system calls and the power usage of a local process, and delays activation of the abnormal system calls until the system calls can be run without hampering the battery life. The benefit of our proposed method lies in that it autonomously protects the expected battery lifespan during a battery exhaustion attack without shutting down operation of falsely detected programs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference
Pages347-352
Number of pages6
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Nov 23
Event2009 33rd Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2009 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 2009 Jul 202009 Jul 24

Other

Other2009 33rd Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period09/7/2009/7/24

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Mobile devices
Chemical activation
Denial-of-service attack

Keywords

  • Battery exhaustion attack
  • System call delay;

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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Shin, S., Lee, T., & In, H. (2009). Defending battery exhaustion attacks on mobile systems. In Proceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference (Vol. 2, pp. 347-352). [5254050] https://doi.org/10.1109/COMPSAC.2009.158

Defending battery exhaustion attacks on mobile systems. / Shin, Sungyong; Lee, Taek; In, Hoh.

Proceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference. Vol. 2 2009. p. 347-352 5254050.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Shin, S, Lee, T & In, H 2009, Defending battery exhaustion attacks on mobile systems. in Proceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference. vol. 2, 5254050, pp. 347-352, 2009 33rd Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2009, Seattle, WA, United States, 09/7/20. https://doi.org/10.1109/COMPSAC.2009.158
Shin S, Lee T, In H. Defending battery exhaustion attacks on mobile systems. In Proceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference. Vol. 2. 2009. p. 347-352. 5254050 https://doi.org/10.1109/COMPSAC.2009.158
Shin, Sungyong ; Lee, Taek ; In, Hoh. / Defending battery exhaustion attacks on mobile systems. Proceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference. Vol. 2 2009. pp. 347-352
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