Problems With Battling Malware Have Been Discussed, Moving Solutions Is The Next Step

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Now that issues with battling malware have been discussed, moving to solutions is the next step. Utilizing deobfuscation, especially through signature analysis, has already been discussed to its fullest potential. New methods include CPU analyzers, holograpy, eigenvirus detection, differential fault analysis, the growing grapes method, and whitelist protection. These are more general approaches and therefore do not rely on storing certain specific characteristics of the code of malware and tend to analyze behavior. Due to the extreme focus on deobfuscation, these ideas have only been explored fairly recently and are currently underdeveloped. As was stated in the previous section, CPU analyzers are a possible valid method of detecting malware. While it can be unreliable alone, O 'Kane et al. believe it can be a good preliminary detection method for metamorphic malware due to high CPU processing times (2011). The main issue is valid processes may trigger a warning with this type of detection. This is why it must be paired with another detection method. A newer study examines a type of anti-malware called holography. Dai, Fyodor, Wu Huang, and Kuo, researchers at the National Taiwan University and the Research Center for Information Technology Innovation in Taipei, state that holography utilizes CPU analysis and memory instructions in order to analyze malware and detect infections (2012). However, this method is, in general, more useful currently as an analysis method…
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