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Proactive Technique for Stopping Malware

Category: Science & Technology
Posted: 02:34PM

The more we as a people use our technology, the more it will be targeted with malicious intent. Protecting our devices becomes more important every day it seems, and while there are many options available to us, many rely on searching for known attacks and stopping them. Researchers at Virginia Tech however have developed a system that can proactively identify activity on a network that is not coming from the user.

Instead of watching for known attack patterns, the new system analyzes network activity and determines if activity is legitimate, using casual relations. Such semantic reasoning could have some powerful impacts on network security, as it would be able to look past the specific technique an attack uses, and still identify that it is an attack.

Source: Virginia Tech

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