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Issues and Challenges in Anomaly Intrusion Detection for HTTP Web Services

Mohsen Kakavand1, Norwati Mustapha1, Aida Mustapha1, Mohd Taufik Abdullah1 and Hamed Riahi2
  • 1 University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • 2 Exact Asia Development Center, Malaysia


In recent years, the development of Web-based applications has made possible novel online activities, such as banking and electronic shopping. This implies significant use of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) as the standard communication protocol enabler for Web services. Due to this role, HTTP has become an essential middle target of bound attacks for intruders. This paper is set to address various problems in anomaly-based intrusion detection for HTTP Web services. We seek to identify common essential methods and solutions, as well as the gaps, limitations and challenges in anomaly intrusion detection in terms of used experimental datasets, features and techniques.

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 11 No. 11, 2015, 1041-1053


Submitted On: 22 September 2015 Published On: 12 January 2016

How to Cite: Kakavand, M., Mustapha, N., Mustapha, A., Abdullah, M. T. & Riahi, H. (2015). Issues and Challenges in Anomaly Intrusion Detection for HTTP Web Services. Journal of Computer Science, 11(11), 1041-1053.

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  • Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Web Services
  • Anomaly Detection
  • SOAP/XML Security