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Machine learning models exploited to create malware

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Some of the most notable machine learning tools can be hijacked in order to create super-powerful malware capable of bypassing most anti-virus systems, researchers have claimed. At the recent DEF CON event, security company Endgame revealed how it created customised malware using Elon Musk's own OpenAI framework to create malware that security engines were unable to detect. Endgame's research was based around taking binaries that appeared to be malicious, and by changing a few parts, that code could appear benign to antivirus engines. The company's technical director of data science, Hyrum Anderson, highlighted that even changing some small details could allow it to bypass AV engines and explained how machine learning models could be hijacked by hackers, saying, "All machine learning models have blind spots. Depending on how much knowledge a hacker has they can be convenient to exploit."


OpenAI Gym – A machine learning system creates 'invisible' malware

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We have discussed several times about the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on threat landscape, from a defensive perspective new instruments will allow the early detections of malicious patterns associated with threats, from the offensive point of view machine learning tools can be exploited to create custom malware that defeats current anti-virus software. At the recent DEF CON hacking conference, Hyrum Anderson, technical director of data science at security shop Endgame, demonstrated how to abuse a machine learning system to create malicious code that can avoid detections of security solutions. Anderson adapted the Elon Musk's OpenAI framework to create malware, the principle is quite simple because the system he created just makes a few changes to legitimate-looking code and convert them into malicious code. A few modifications can deceive AV engines, the system created by the experts was named OpenAI Gym. "All machine learning models have blind spots," he said.


The best Mac antivirus software 2018

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If you're looking for the best Mac antivirus software in 2018, then you've come to the right place, as we've listed the top suites to protect your Apple machine. Each entry in this list of the best Mac antivirus suites has been chosen because it's been specially designed to protect Mac computers. Each one has also scored highly when it comes to identifying and removing any virus or malware that's been targeted at Mac users. Despite what some people claim, Mac viruses do exist, but it's very hard for them to spread. However, you should be careful not to get complacent if you own a Mac, as viruses and security risks are increasing, so it is wise to consider buying antivirus software for your Mac.


Problems With Anti-Virus Software and Alternative Solutions United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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Anti-Virus software is the layman's solution to cybersecurity. Functioning as a first line of defense, Anti-Virus software works to prevent, detect, and remove malware from your computer. However, Anti-Virus software is not a cure all solution. In fact, IMB Knowledge Center published a piece on the limitations of Anti-Virus protection. In the article, they cite file size, scan time, and nesting depth as a few of the limitations.


Problems With Anti-Virus Software and Alternative Solutions United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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Anti-Virus software is the layman's solution to cybersecurity. Functioning as a first line of defense, Anti-Virus software works to prevent, detect, and remove malware from your computer. However, Anti-Virus software is not a cure all solution. In fact, IMB Knowledge Center published a piece on the limitations of Anti-Virus protection. In the article, they cite file size, scan time, and nesting depth as a few of the limitations.