[funsec] Consumer Reports Slammed for Creating 'Test' Viruses
api at worldonline.de
Thu Aug 17 14:00:40 CDT 2006
Blue Boar wrote:
> For one, I agree with Jericho (apologies if I'm putting words in his
> mouth) that generating a new virus is probably the best way to test a
> virus scanner that is expected to detect new viruses. I'm pretty
> sure I already know what the answer would be before I even tried, but
> if I were trying to test it, that would be how I would want to do it.
> If I were trying to see how quickly AV companies could write a
> signature for a new virus, there's one obvious way to do that.
Sorry, but in both cases it certainly isn't necessary to create new
malware. Simply open your eyes, there're enough "new" malicious code
files lying on the "street" of the Internet. Simply collect them and use
them to test your favorite av scanners. Do that for a while then you'll
know what you can expect from them. At least such samples are real
malware samples found ITW ...
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