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Advanced Malware Analysis by Christopher Elisan

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CHAPTER7

Static Analysis Lab

 

Collecting malware samples can be as easy as going online and downloading the samples from a website where malware samples are shared freely, or it can be as difficult as extracting the samples from an infected system using different kinds of system forensics tools. But one thing is certain once a malware sample is collected. The first step in determining its true nature is to have it undergo static analysis.

Static analysis is the process of extracting data from a file while the file is at rest, or static. From this data, information is formulated to determine whether the file is malicious. Static analysis was successful during the early days of computer viruses, but as malware became complicated and able to apply ...

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