Malicious software – or malware, as it is more popularly known — has a long history, and continues to evolve in terms of sophistication and stealth. Over the past two decades, replication and spreading mechanisms used in malware have advanced considerably, as have techniques used to prevent analysis and detection. Such techniques include anti-debugging, encryption, packing and entry-point obscuring, among others. It is important to be aware or malware analysis procedures, using the available tools and a bit of ingenuity.
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