Encrypted virus code: new spin on old trick?

Thursday, 18 January 2007, 2:39 PM EST

Viruses using encrypted code are nothing new for hackers or security developers. New advisories, however, are surfacing that warn of new viruses that use modified executable codes. Security firms disagree on the actual size of the threat, but if it materializes, it could force antivirus software makers to redesign their detection engines, possibly making them slower and more difficult to use.

At TechNewsWorld.

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