Malicious cryptography, part two

Wednesday, 17 May 2006, 12:45 AM EST

This two-part article series looks at how cryptography is a double-edged sword: it is used to make us safer, but it is also being used for malicious purposes within sophisticated viruses. Part two continues the discussion of armored viruses and then looks at a Bradley worm - a worm that uses cryptography in such a way that it cannot be analyzed. Then it is shown how Skype can be used for malicious purposes, with a crypto-virus that is very difficult to detect.

At SecurityFocus.

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