By Robert Lemos
To collect better data on the various evasion techniques used by malware, a group of researchers has created an analysis environment to catalog the specific methods by which malicious programs bypass and evade security software.
The survey of evasion techniques will be presented by Rodrigo Branco, director of vulnerability and malware research for security firm Qualys, at the Black Hat security conference this month. Qualys researchers expect to have 9.5 million malicious and legitimate programs as part of their library of samples, and more than 60 analysis techniques against which to run the samples.
By collecting actual data on which malware samples use which evasion techniques, the researchers will advance the security community's knowledge of malware, Branco says.
Source: Dark Reading