Friday, May 25, 2007

Computer virus ‘cold war’

First came the virus. Then came the antivirus software. Ever since, virus programmers have been escalating their technology, trying to stay one step ahead of the computer security engineers and vice versa.

In collaboration with computer scientists at the University of California-Berkeley and Carnegie Mellon University, the two UW-Madison researchers have developed new software called the Static Analyzer for Executables (SAFE).

SAFE examines the behavior of a program without running it. Then it compares the behavior with a list of suspicious behaviors, such as reading an address book and sending e-mails. The programs that perform suspicious behaviors are considered malware.

SAFE requires updates only when viruses exhibit new behavior. It is proactive, rather than reactive. This is the next generation in malware detection.

Read the article HERE.

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