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Malware is less concerned about virtual machines


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#1 scotty_ncc1701

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 04:36 PM

ACCORDING TO A STUDY BY SYMANTEC, only 18% of 200,000 malware samples were stopped by when running on a Virtual Machine.

 

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 08:05 PM

ACCORDING TO A STUDY BY SYMANTEC, only 18% of 200,000 malware samples were stopped by when running on a Virtual Machine.


A bit more info would be appreciated next time thanks.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250342/Malware_no_longer_avoids_virtual_machines
http://www.symantec.com/content/en/us/enterprise/media/security_response/whitepapers/threats_to_virtual_environments.pdf
 

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 05:46 AM

Also not all malware will work in that environment by intention. Malware writers have been able to create malicious files which can detect if it is running in a VM. When detected as such, the malware is able to change its behavior by not running any malicious code which can infect the operating system. This is a deliberate technique to make analysis/detection more difficult for security researchers who use VMs to study infections in order to understand the attack methodology used and develop disinfection solutions.
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