The Latest Threat: A Virus Made Just for You

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by Dermot7, Jul 24, 2012.

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  1. Dermot7

    Dermot7 Registered Member

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    http://www.technologyreview.com/news/428557/the-latest-threat-a-virus-made-just-for-you/
     
  2. funkydude

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    Well that sounds very interesting!
     
  3. So, a new twist on polymorphic malware? Or is this even new? I could swear I remember hearing of some Windows trojan that encrypted parts of itself with (pseudo)random keys.

    (Don't mind me though, my knowledge of encryption basically ends at bitwise XOR.)
     
  4. CogitoTesting

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    God help us...

    Thanks.
     
  5. Chiron

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    Relying only on an antivirus is a good way to get infected anyway.

    The days of trusting an antivirus to protect you are gone. Nowadays you need a HIPS or sandboxing to protect you anyway.
     
  6. IMO this is only a small step on a long road. For the past few years, signature based detection has gotten steadily less and less reliable; and strategies for dealing with infection have gotten more generalized, not to say ham-fisted.
     
  7. Dark Shadow

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    Sounds scary.:blink:
     
  8. TomAZ

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    What are some good free HIPS apps - or aren't there any?
     
  9. Chiron

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    I use Comodo, which includes both HIPS and an automated sandbox.

    For advice on how to configure it please see my guide on How to Install Comodo Firewall.
     
  10. Amin

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    no chance when encountering HIPS and BB features.:thumb:

    Regards,
    Amin
     
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