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Polymorphic malware has been around since the early 1990s, but it’s still wreaking havoc in our computers and networks. SC Magazine recently reported on a particularly nasty strain of polymorphic malware that, according to the article, “is able to evade over 75 percent of antivirus...

Sandboxes are very good at detecting malware. However, some sandbox architectures are significantly more effective than others when it comes to identifying the more advanced strains of malware. The idea behind a sandbox is simple—it’s an isolated, secure environment to open a file and determine if...

Sandboxes are commonly deployed to detect malware, and in many cases, they can be quite effective. However, advanced malware families are capable of outsmarting conventional or even next-generation sandboxes that are based on virtualization technology, which is to say that they run on virtual machines. Two...

One of the common misconceptions regarding a conventional sandbox is how much it can actually observe when evaluating an object for malicious behavior. Because a conventional sandbox runs in an isolated virtual machine environment, an object can safely execute without risk of...