Download PDF by Christopher C. Elisan: Advanced malware analysis

By Christopher C. Elisan

ISBN-10: 0071819746

ISBN-13: 9780071819749

A extraordinary advisor to constructing a malware examine lab, utilizing state-of-the-art research instruments, and reporting the findings

Advanced Malware Analysis is a severe source for each info protection professional's anti-malware arsenal. The confirmed troubleshooting strategies will provide an side to details safeguard execs whose task contains detecting, interpreting, and reporting on malware.

After explaining malware structure and the way it operates, the booklet describes how you can create and configure a state of the art malware learn lab and assemble samples for research. Then, you’ll easy methods to use dozens of malware research instruments, arrange info, and create metrics-rich reports.

  • A an important device for combatting malware―which at present hits every one moment globally
  • Filled with undocumented tools for customizing dozens of research software program instruments for terribly particular makes use of
  • Leads you thru a malware blueprint first, then lab setup, and at last research and reporting actions
  • Every instrument defined during this ebook comes in each kingdom round the world

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The best thing to do is to recognize patterns of analysis so you can apply them as a mental template when faced with a malware analysis problem. Recap Malware analysis is a fun and exciting activity. The joy of discovering a new malware technology and using it against the malware can be an overwhelmingly good feeling. This chapter introduces malware analysis to the reader. It is aimed to warm you up before your journey into malware analysis. It serves as a brief introduction into malware analysis.

It can be minutes, or it can be days. A malware with sleep function is the attacker’s defense against automated malware analysis. Manual malware analysis also enables the researcher to be more interactive with malware. The researcher can execute programs and even log in to banking sites, web-based e-mails, or social media. This is helpful especially if the malware has program dependencies or works only when a user tries to log in to an online resource. This is mostly true for keyloggers. The information-stealing routine of a keylogger gets activated if the malware believes that the user is logging in to a website that it is targeting to steal credentials from.

Worms usually rely on social engineering to spread, while the most advanced worms exploit software vulnerabilities to infect other systems. The reach of the network worm when it comes to potential victims is massive. Everyone who is online or connected to any network such as the Internet is a potential victim. Network worms changed the game when it came to the speed and coverage of infection. Before the advent of network worms, malware infections were limited to file infections, which spread slowly.

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