New sophisticated attacks and GPU malware

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  1. BoerenkoolMetWorst

    BoerenkoolMetWorst Registered Member

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    This topic/paper describes some new attacks to steal user info and attack the browser, and it talks about malware running on the GPU:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=283226

    Does/will SafeOnline protect against these kind of pixel-stealing and browser attacks? And will Prevx in the future also be able to detect GPU malware?
     
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    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    There's nothing too new here :) I'm surprised they've published a paper on this anyway - malware have been using GPU instructions for ages as an anti-debugging technique. In terms of pixel stealing, all of the APIs end up calling the same underlying operating system components, and that is exactly where Prevx is sitting to protect :)

    We'll of course remain on top of any new developments, but I strongly doubt anything new will come from this.
     
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    BoerenkoolMetWorst Registered Member

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    Ok, thanks for the explanation :)
     
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