TITLE

AV program-savvy hackers

AUTHOR(S)
Dunham, Ken
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
SC Magazine: For IT Security Professionals (UK Edition);Dec2006, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on VeriSign iDefense, which was used to scan malicious codes. The codes were tested by hackers and attackers against the top AV engines to ensure that their creations are undetectable before releasing them. New creations were uploaded to free online web scanners. Through this strategy, they can create variants that are undetectable by AV software faster than vendors and deploy new signatures. The test showed that none of the programs considered was 100 percent effective on its own.
ACCESSION #
23523921

 

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