Art of Computer Virus Research and Defense

ISBN-10: 0321304543
ISBN-13: 9780321304544
Edition: 2005
Authors: Peter Szor
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Description: Peter Szor takes you behind the scenes of anti-virus research, showing howthey are analyzed, how they spread, and--most importantly--how to effectivelydefend against them. This book offers an encyclopedic treatment of thecomputer virus, including: a  More...

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Book details

List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Publication date: 2/3/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 744
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Peter Szor takes you behind the scenes of anti-virus research, showing howthey are analyzed, how they spread, and--most importantly--how to effectivelydefend against them. This book offers an encyclopedic treatment of thecomputer virus, including: a history of computer viruses, virus behavior,classification, protection strategies, anti-virus and worm-blocking techniques,and how to conduct an accurate threat analysis. The Art of Computer VirusResearch and Defense entertains readers with its look at anti-virus research, butmore importantly it truly arms them in the fight against computer viruses.As one of the lead researchers behind Norton AntiVirus, the most popularantivirus program in the industry, Peter Szor studies viruses every day. Byshowing how viruses really work, this book will help security professionals andstudents protect against them, recognize them, and analyze and limit thedamage they can do.

About the Author
Preface
Acknowledgments
Strategies of the Attacker
Introduction to the Games of Nature
Early Models of Self-Replicating Structures
John von Neumann: Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata
Fredkin: Reproducing Structures
Conway: Game of Life
Core War: The Fighting Programs
Genesis of Computer Viruses
Automated Replicating Code: The Theory and Definition of Computer Viruses
References
The Fascination of Malicious Code Analysis.
Common Patterns of Virus Research
Antivirus Defense Development
Terminology of Malicious Programs
Viruses
Worms
Logic Bombs
Trojan Horses
Germs
Exploits
Downloaders
Dialers
Droppers
Injectors
Auto-Rooters
Kits (Virus Generators)
Spammer Programs
Flooders
Keyloggers
Rootkits
Other Categories
Joke Programs
Hoaxes: Chain Letters
Other Pests: Adware and Spyware
Computer Malware Naming Scheme :// / . [ ] : # @m or @mm ! Annotated List of Officially Recognized Platform Names
References
Malicious Code Environments.
Computer Architecture Dependency
CPU Dependency
Operating System Dependency
Operating System Version Dependency
File System Dependency
Cluster Viruses
NTFS Stream Viruses
NTFS Compression Viruses
ISO Image Infection
File Format Dependency
COM Viruses on DOS
EXE Viruses on DOS
NE (New Executable) Viruses on 16-bit Windows and OS/2
LX Viruses on OS/2
PE (Portable Executable) Viruses on 32-bit Windows
ELF (Executable and Linking Format) Viruses on UNIX
Device Driver Viruses
Object Code and LIB Viruses
Interpreted Environment Dependency
Macro Viruses in Microsoft Products
REXX Viruses on IBM Systems
DCL (DEC Command Language) Viruses on DEC/VMS
Shell Scripts on UNIX (csh, ksh, and bash)
VBScript (Visual Basic Script) Viruses on Windows Systems
BATCH Viruses
Instant Messaging Viruses in mIRC, PIRCH scripts
SuperLogo Viruses
JScript Viruses
Perl Viruses
WebTV Worms in JellyScript Embedded in HTML Mail
Python Viruses
VIM Viruses
EMACS Viruses
TCL Viruses
PHP Viruses
MapInfo Viruses
ABAP Viruses on SAP
Help File Viruses on Windows When You Press F1
JScript Threats in Adobe PDF
AppleScript Dependency
ANSI Dependency
Macromedia Flash ActionScript Threats
HyperTalk Script Threats
AutoLisp Script Viruses
Registry Dependency
PIF and LNK Dependency
Lotus Word Pro Macro Viruses
AmiPro Document Viruses
Corel Script Viruses
Lotus 1-2-3 Macro Dependency
Windows Installation Script Dependency
AUTORUN.INF and Windows INI File Dependency
HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) Dependency
Vulnerability Dependency
Date and Time Dependency
JIT Dependency: Microsoft .NET Viruses
Archive Format Dependency
File Format Dependency Based on Extension
Network Protocol Dependency
Source Code Dependency
Source Code Trojans
Resource Dependency on Mac and Palm Platforms
Host Size Dependency
Debugger Dependency
Intended Threats that Rely on a Debugger
Compiler and Linker Dependency
Device Translator Layer Dependency
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