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Malware Analysis and Detection

Malware is a generic term that encompasses different types of malicious software components like viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, etc. Traditionally, signature based approach has been used for malware detection that attempts to detect a specific part of the representation of a malware instance. However, more recently, malware analysis cannot be done effectively by these techniques alone as these fail to detect previously unseen malware components, and, most notably, polymorphic malware. Therefore, focus has now shifted on how to characterize malware using its behavior or structure, which are independent of the malware’s particular representation. 

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