Malware writers constantly seek new methods to obfuscatetheir code so as to evade detection by virus scanners.Two code-armoring techniques that pose significant challengesto existing malicious-code detection and analysissystems are unpacking and run-time polymorphism. In thispaper, we demonstrate how malware can increase its robustnessagainst detection by taking advantage of the ubiquitousGraphics Processing Unit. We have designed andimplemented unpacking and run-time polymorphism for aGPU, and tested them using existing graphics hardware. Wealso discuss how upcoming GPU features can be utilized tobuild even more robust, evasive, and functional malware.
today I suggest this reading: “GPU-Assisted Malware” by Giorgio Vasiliadis, Michalis Polychronakis and Sotiris Ioannidis.
The paper is interesting and easy to read. It’s a short paper (6 pages) quick and fun.
I totally suggest to take a break on your daily readings/writings/works to read it.