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Advanced Malware Analysis by Christopher Elisan

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CHAPTER2

Malware Taxonomy

 

The first part of your journey into malware analysis is to understand the nature of malware, including why it exists and what its purpose, directive, and primary function are. Understanding all of these topics will help you get to the core of the malware’s behavior, which is the main goal of analyzing malware.

The first step in accomplishing this is to understand the different classes of malware. This is where malware taxonomy comes into the picture. Malware taxonomy is the process of classifying malware into different groups using a systematic approach based on its characteristics or attributes. It results in well-organized groups of malware with recognizable relationship patterns. Becoming familiar with these patterns ...

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