A Design for a Secure Malware Laboratory

  • Xavier RiofríoEmail author
  • Fernando Salinas-Herrera
  • David Galindo
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1099)


Malicious software teaching is based on theory, consequently, students do not experiment with real practice. Therefore, when they confront a rising incidence in the real world, the response is not usually at the adequate time neither valuable enough. A practical focus will provide a different understanding of the problem due to the fact that the student will be able to recognise suspicious behaviour. This paper proposes the design of an entire platform that experiments with topics related to malware in a controlled and safe environment. The strategy presented is a virtual machine that integrates tools including Metasploit Framework, vulnerable systems, and software scanners. Besides, a web tutorial is available for user orientation; it incorporates additional exclusive components for Metasploit and a tutorial to develop them.


Malware Metasploit Course Practice Virus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xavier Riofrío
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Fernando Salinas-Herrera
    • 1
  • David Galindo
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BirminghamBirminghamUK
  2. 2.School of Computer ScienceUniversidad de CuencaCuencaEcuador

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