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If you’re serious about fighting viruses, you know that detailed, reliable, up-to-date information is awfully scarce. Peter Szor has fixed that problem. As a Symantec security architect, Szor’s been creating innovative techniques for Norton Anti-Virus since 1999. His new book illuminates the field as never before.
Szor begins with attack strategies. He addresses malicious code interactions with CPUs, operating systems, file systems, file formats, and interpreted environments. He reviews how viruses infect boot records and files, and how they behave in memory. There’s detailed coverage of how today’s viruses hide, self-protect, and evolve.
Next, he systematically covers defense: algorithmic scanning, skeleton detection, exact/near-exact identification, code emulation, heuristic analysis, generic disinfectors, behavior blocking, sandboxing, memory disinfection, worm blocking, buffer overflow prevention, and much more. You’ll even walk through setting up your own anti-virus lab. This should be the first book in it. Bill Camarda, from the April 2005 Read Only