Fighting malware with static and dynamic code analysis

The Future

As workstations and servers become faster and faster, the complexity of the analyses that can be performed on software will only increase. The availability of many open source software analysis tools has given both researchers and developers a huge advantage in fighting malware and creating safer software. Malware research is a growing field, and efforts to develop better analysis tools will benefit software developers using a variety of languages on Linux. And maybe, just maybe, it might benefit a few Windows users, too.

The Author

Andrew Henderson is a doctoral candidate in the Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD program at Syracuse University. His research work involves creating better methods for performing dynamic analyses of malware. He has been developing Linux software professionally for both the desktop and embedded systems for more than 15 years.

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