Four researchers from two universities in Germany have devised a method of turning an antivirus engine’s malware scanning engine into an attack weapon.
The attack is centered around malware signatures, an old malware identification technique that relies on filters to look for patterns inside the bytes of a file. These malware signatures are created by malware analysts who study malware samples and create a signature to be used by the antivirus (AV) engine.
ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer
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