SearchSecurity: The moving target defense and polymorphic protection

We all know what polymorphic malware is: the ability of malware to adapt to current conditions and evade security software to do its dirty business on a target computer. This type of malware can easily evade signature-based scanners and other standard means of detection since it is always changing the nature of its attack vectors when it executes. But what if we could harness this same behavior and use it for good rather than for evil? That is the idea behind the moving target defense, something that I first saw when I visited Israel earlier this year.

You can read my story about this intriguing defense here.


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