Few computer users will have failed to notice the proliferation of malware that threatens their systems. But while the malware writers have grown increasingly sophisticated in their attacks, our ability to fight them off still largely relies on defence strategies developed decades ago…
Now a group of researchers in New Zealand have come up with a biology-inspired method for detecting ‘genetic’ characteristics of malware, enabling it to recognise new variants, even if a signature for it has yet to be built.
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