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Free Malware Research Tool On Tap
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Robert McDougal
Robert McDougal,
User Rank: Ninja
5/14/2014 | 9:38:07 AM
Exciting news!
I am excited to see how this tool compares to Cuckoo. Cuckoo works by running the executable in a virtual machine sandbox and analyzing the results. Cuckoo will return back screen shots of the installation process, files and registry keys accessed or modified, and any IP's or hosts contacted. Additionally, it will check the installed files against several signature files to see if it matches any known malware.

If you want to play around with Cuckoo, they have a free online version hosted at malwr.com. You can either upload your own executable (it doesn't have to be malware) and see the changes or look at some of the recent analysis done on the site.

Personally, I am looking forward to the Invincea tool because from article it appears to be more proactive. Based off this quote it appears the Invincea tool may sandbox your browser session from malicious code.
"When they are out there on the web clicking on links that might be malicious and hit one that is, it protects their machine. The forensics from that is automatically uploaded to the cloud-based server and the source of it, anonymized,"


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