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Advanced Malware Analysis by Christopher Elisan

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CHAPTER5

Malware Dependencies

 

A malware’s main purpose is to execute effectively on the target system to achieve its directive. If it is not able to do this, then it has failed. This is what you want. You want the malware to fail. This is why there are many safeguards in place to prevent, detect, and respond to malware attack. Organizations invest money in different security products and security teams to make sure that malware will fail if it ever finds itself on the target system.

But when it comes to malware analysis, the opposite is desired. You want the malware to function as intended by the attacker. You want it to execute all the functions it has. The more functions or capabilities the malware exhibits during execution, the better it ...

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