Publication Date

Fall 2015

Degree Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science


Metamorphic malware changes its internal structure with each infection, while maintaining its core functionality. Detecting such malware is a challenging research problem. Function call graph analysis has previously shown promise in detecting such malware. In this research, we analyze the robustness of a function call graph score with respect to various code morphing strategies. We also consider modifications of the score that make it more robust in the face of such morphing.