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Combating Malware with Whitelisting in IoT-based Medical Devices

by Raghu Nallani Chakravartula, V. Naga Lakshmi
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 167 - Number 8
Year of Publication: 2017
Authors: Raghu Nallani Chakravartula, V. Naga Lakshmi

Raghu Nallani Chakravartula, V. Naga Lakshmi . Combating Malware with Whitelisting in IoT-based Medical Devices. International Journal of Computer Applications. 167, 8 ( Jun 2017), 33-37. DOI=10.5120/ijca2017914554

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author = { Raghu Nallani Chakravartula, V. Naga Lakshmi },
title = { Combating Malware with Whitelisting in IoT-based Medical Devices },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { Jun 2017 },
volume = { 167 },
number = { 8 },
month = { Jun },
year = { 2017 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 33-37 },
numpages = {9},
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doi = { 10.5120/ijca2017914554 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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%I Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA

With the rapid advancements in the mobile, Internet and wireless technologies, the computing environment is seamlessly getting integrated into the physical world and being connected to the Internet leading to Internet of Things (IoT). In this environment, heterogeneous devices can communicate with one another, leading to innovative applications in healthcare. Malware in IoT environment possesses a great challenge due to interconnected and interoperated systems. Traditional signature based anti-malware solutions will not suffice to healthcare based IoT devices. The paper presents a novel approach of using whitelisting in IoT-based healthcare medical devices and illustrate the performance improvements over traditional solutions.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences


Internet of Things (IoT) Whitelisting approach Medical devices Signature based Anti-Virus (AV) Malware