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'Asacub' Trojan Converted To Mobile Banking Weapon
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RetiredUser
RetiredUser,
User Rank: Ninja
1/24/2016 | 4:47:59 PM
Static Frameworks for Long-term Trojans
I'll be cautious in the wording here, but more and more Trojans are being written using pluggable and extensible frameworks.  Perhaps it used to be that writing small Trojans regularly with different code signatures helped keep these guys from getting discovered by both people and software. But these days it makes sense to start small with a container program that can evolve.  One would rather see software that acts lie a Swiss Army knife than have one use only.

The question is, how will the authors of these malware programs incorporate defense into a program with a static framework, but that gets updated with new features and goals?  We shouldn't be left with a feeling of confidence that we can identify these programs more easily knowing the codebase will have some static elements to it.  In fact, this should be of concern as it is indicative of programming sophistication, long-term goals and commitment to the crimes being executed through the software.

 
gsatpathy
gsatpathy,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/22/2016 | 3:37:42 AM
best user practice?
What is the best user practice to avoid these Trojans ?

Article is very informative 


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