What Mutating Spyware Reveals About the Future of Security
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Overview: Spyware is literally evolving - mutating in the wild to avoid detection. This is an ominous trend, and its getting worse: Cases of mutating spyware have more than doubled since the start of the year. Impressive though it may sound, a polymorphic threat simply has multiple strains or chooses its name or location at install time, normally from a preset list. Most ""mutating"" malware in recent years has used these primitive techniques, which even basic signature-based solutions could handle with simple heuristics. This white paper reveals the threat to the security of enterprise.