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Conference Paper: An analysis of the Green Dam Youth Escort software

TitleAn analysis of the Green Dam Youth Escort software
Authors
KeywordsAnalysis
Forensic Perspective
Green Dam Youth Escort
Issue Date2010
Citation
Ifip Advances In Information And Communication Technology, 2010, v. 337 AICT, p. 49-62 How to Cite?
Abstract
According to official Chinese media sources, the Green Dam Youth Escort (GDYE) software is intended to protect young citizens from viewing unhealthy information on the Internet. However, critics maintain that GDYE has serious security vulnerabilities that allow hackers to take control of computers installed with GDYE. Critics also claim that the software is designed to collect user data and keystrokes for transmission to remote servers for unknown purposes. GDYE was originally mandated to be pre-installed on every computer sold in the People's Republic of China. However, the plan was suddenly shelved in the face of intense international media attention. This paper evaluates the GDYE software's advertised functions and additional non-advertised capabilities. As the software may have spyware and malware functionality, the evaluation monitored the software behavior in a specialized controlled environment. The analysis was performed from a forensics perspective to collect digital evidence and traces in order to prove or disprove that GDYE captures and disseminates private information. © 2010 International Federation for Information Processing.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151985
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2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.186
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dc.contributor.authorLi, Fen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, Hen_US
dc.contributor.authorChow, KPen_US
dc.contributor.authorLai, Pen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T06:32:04Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-26T06:32:04Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.citationIfip Advances In Information And Communication Technology, 2010, v. 337 AICT, p. 49-62en_US
dc.identifier.issn1868-4238en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151985-
dc.description.abstractAccording to official Chinese media sources, the Green Dam Youth Escort (GDYE) software is intended to protect young citizens from viewing unhealthy information on the Internet. However, critics maintain that GDYE has serious security vulnerabilities that allow hackers to take control of computers installed with GDYE. Critics also claim that the software is designed to collect user data and keystrokes for transmission to remote servers for unknown purposes. GDYE was originally mandated to be pre-installed on every computer sold in the People's Republic of China. However, the plan was suddenly shelved in the face of intense international media attention. This paper evaluates the GDYE software's advertised functions and additional non-advertised capabilities. As the software may have spyware and malware functionality, the evaluation monitored the software behavior in a specialized controlled environment. The analysis was performed from a forensics perspective to collect digital evidence and traces in order to prove or disprove that GDYE captures and disseminates private information. © 2010 International Federation for Information Processing.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technologyen_US
dc.subjectAnalysisen_US
dc.subjectForensic Perspectiveen_US
dc.subjectGreen Dam Youth Escorten_US
dc.titleAn analysis of the Green Dam Youth Escort softwareen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailChow, KP:chow@cs.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-642-15506-2_4en_US
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dc.identifier.volume337 AICTen_US
dc.identifier.spage49en_US
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