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Malicious cryptography, part two
This two-part article series looks at how cryptography is a double-edged sword: it is used to make us safer, but it is also being used for malicious purposes within sophisticated viruses. Part two continues the discussion of armored viruses and then looks at a Bradley worm - a worm that uses cryptography in such a way that it cannot be analyzed. Then it is shown how Skype can be used for malicious purposes, with a crypto-virus that is very difficult to detect.
By: Frederic Raynal 2006-05-16
http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1866

Malicious cryptography, part one
This two-part article series looks at how cryptography is a double-edged sword: it is used to make us safer, but it is also being used for malicious purposes within sophisticated viruses. Part one introduces the concepts behind cryptovirology and offers examples of malicious potential with the SuckIt rootkit and a possible SSH worm. It then introduces armored viruses that use shape shifting (polymorphism and metamorphism) to avoid detection.
By: Frederic Raynal 2006-05-08
http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1865

Fighting EPO Viruses
This article studies complex Entry Point Obscuring (EPO) viruses, by looking at the detection and removal of the difficult Win32.CTX.Phage virus.
By: Piotr Bania 2005-06-29
http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1841

The True Computer Parasite
This article examines the evolution of malware, highlighting developments in replication techniques as well as significant changes in the nature of payload activities -- which now often generate profit for the malware creators.
By: Dr. Steven Furnell, Dr. Jeremy Ward 2005-06-01
http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1838

Detecting Complex Viruses
The purpose of this paper is to examine the difficulties of detecting complex viruses, including polymorphic, metamorphic and entry-point obscuring viruses. Whether or not an anti-virus (AV) technology can detect these viruses can be a useful metric to consider when evaluating AV products.
By: Peter Ferrie, Frederic Perriot 2004-12-06
http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1813

Lessons Learned from Virus Infections
This article discusses how a virus outbreak will produce a few unique opportunities to examine the health of an organization's network -- and learn ways to further harden the network from future automated attacks.
By: Jason Gordon 2004-10-04
http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1804

Detecting Worms and Abnormal Activities with NetFlow, Part 2
This paper discusses the use of NetFlow, a traffic profile monitoring technology available on many routers, for use in the early detection of worms, spammers, and other abnormal network activity in large enterprise networks and service providers. Part 2 of 2.
By: Yiming Gong 2004-09-23
http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1802

Detecting Worms and Abnormal Activities with NetFlow, Part 1
This paper discusses the use of NetFlow, a traffic profile monitoring technology available on many routers, for use in the early detection of worms, spammers, and other abnormal network activity in large enterprise networks and service providers.
By: Yiming Gong 2004-08-16
http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1796

Malware Analysis for Administrators
The purpose of this article is to help administrators and power users use behavioral analysis to determine if a binary is harmful malware, by analyzing it in a lab environment without the use of anti-virus software, debuggers, or code disassembly.
By: S. G. Masood 2004-05-20
http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1780

Antivirus Concerns in XP and .NET Environments
This article will discuss new antivirus concerns within Microsoft's .NET framework and Windows XP applications.
By: Roger A. Grimes 2003-07-07
http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1707

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