Sunday, January 06, 2008

Camouflaged code threatens security apps

Antivirus firms are concerned about the emergence of techniques that could render meaningless the use of checksums to mark applications as safe. The issue concerns hash functions - one way mathematical functions that produce a small fixed length checksum or message digest from a much longer batch of code or email message. When two different input values produce the same output value this is called a collision.

Read the article HERE.

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