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New Technology Detects Cyberattacks By Their Power Consumption
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MichaelE546
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MichaelE546,
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1/22/2015 | 10:00:58 AM
Re: Smart approach
Ingenious but I agree with Whoopty on this technique having the "Car Alarm" effect down the road. There are many reasons networks systems may experience a spike in activity and therefore a spike in energy consumption. I'm sure their software probably builds a "finger print" for common spikes trends but they are not alwasy predictable. Eventually the Admin's will develop hyper vigelence stress syndrome from running to all the false alarms. I also see this opening up for crackers to develop malware that does nothing otehr than just produce false alarms.... I predict this tech goes no where, albeit it is ingenious.
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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1/21/2015 | 12:50:20 PM
Smart approach
Seems like a pretty smart way to approach stealthy malware. I wonder if it might end up a bit like a car alarm though? Going off when something unexpected - though not malware related - happens, to the point where people ignore its warnings? 


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