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    This section describes the danger of professional weapons-grade malware.

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    This section describes professional weapons grade malware (viruses, worms, Trojan Horses, etc.).

    It is important to realize how the creators of malware work if you want ot have any hope of defending yourself and your computers from their attacks.

    Malware can have three major activities: read, write, and communications.

    Reading is primarily used to gather data and information.

    Writing can be used to modify or change data, possibly to mislead the victim, sometimes to destroy the victim’s data, or even to take remote control of equipment and resources.

    Communications is used to gather instructions, new capabilities, and to transmit information back to the originator of the malware.

    Some of the famous known weapons-grade malware include Stuxnet, FLAME, badBIOS, and Gyges.

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    Some of the desirable characteristics of weapons malware:

  1. Use available technology or use new zero-day exploits
  2. Be undetectable by anti-virus software
  3. Avoid detection by forensics investigation
  4. Be able to withstand normal disinfection methods, including reinstall of the OS
  5. Call home in an undetectable manner
  6. Be able to penetrate even the most secure computers, even across an air gap
  7. Data extraction, command and control, even across an air gap
    1. air gaps

          A method to keep vital high security computers safe from an attack is to keep the secure cmputers completely unconnected to outside networks. This method is called maintaining an air gap.

          The badBIOS malware attacks across an air gap by using the speaker of a computer connected to an outside network and the microphone on the target computer.

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