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Finjan Calls for Caution Against Obfuscated Code

In its report titled "The Malicious Page of the Month", security firm Finjan reveals that one desktop computer at a company (name not disclosed) was infected by an information-stealing Trojan. Furthermore, the attack was successful as the company's Web filters and anti-virus software could not recognize the scrambled attack code.

Security researchers state that obfuscating a malicious code on legitimate Websites and disguising the normal variables that form a signature solution is now the most frequently employed technique of attack. Obfuscation could be used as a simple encryption to layered program in a malware design. The objective is to disguise the ยป SPAMfighter News - 15-11-2008

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