Re: Stealth VM Nov 07 2008 01:38AM
Earl (esammons hush com) (1 replies)
Re: Stealth VM Nov 07 2008 02:53PM
Robert Sandilands (rsandilands authentium com) (1 replies)
Re: Stealth VM Nov 08 2008 07:49AM
Thorsten Holz (thorsten holz gmail com) (1 replies)
Re: Stealth VM Nov 10 2008 03:33PM
Robert Sandilands (rsandilands authentium com) (1 replies)
Hi Thorsten,

If you can provide a better unbiased view of current threats I would
love for you to tell the world about it. Whatever the limitations of the
Wildlist may be, it is the best unbiased view we have on the threats out
there. It is easy to criticize something and I think the Wildlist has
become a popular project to criticize, but I have yet to hear of any
viable alternatives.

I never measured formal statistics on the number of samples that worked
in VMware and those that did not. At some stage it just turned out to be
more efficient not to even try replicating it on VMware and we stopped
doing it.

How confident are you that the samples you receive are matches for the
actual Wildlist malware? Using detection names generally has very
limited value.


Thorsten Holz wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 3:53 PM, Robert Sandilands
> <rsandilands (at) authentium (dot) com [email concealed]> wrote:
>> The majority of Wildlist samples will not work in VMWare.
> Robert, do you have some concrete numbers for that claim? In our test,
> we observed that less than 10% of the samples did not run within
> VMware (tested about half a year ago). This test was based on the
> samples we receive at cwsandbox.org, so it may be a bit biased. But if
> I take a look at the Wildlist (where I doubt that it provides a
> realistic overview of current threats), I see lots of online gaming
> stealers, IRC bots, and similar malware that commonly does not include
> checks for VMware. Thus some more evidence for your claim would be
> nice.
> Cheers,
> Thorsten

Robert Sandilands: Director, AV
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Authentium: Home of Command Software

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Re: Stealth VM Nov 10 2008 09:09PM
Thorsten Holz (thorsten holz gmail com)


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