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Windows 7: Browser Security / Financial Malware test

27 Apr 2010   #1
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 
Browser Security / Financial Malware test

MRG Tests Malware Research Group

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This “test” is actually going to be an ongoing programme of assessing a cohort of security applications effectiveness in securing Internet Explorer 8 on an XPSP3 system against a combination of bespoke test tools, malware emulators and real, zero day to early life malware.

We are still in the process of securing the funds required to sustain this programme, but, to avoid delay and spark a bit of interest, we will be starting the first tests using our own, custom financial malware emulation tool.

We will repeat the test every 24 hours, each time using the same original build of our tool to assess the security applications ability to detect and counter this threat over time.

We will run the test, just using our emulator for the next week or so, until we have funds to widen the programme to include our other in-house tools (and so cover numerous vectors) and real malware.
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The tool uses the same techniques employed by real malware to steal users banking data.
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In this first test, we will use the tool to test security applications ability to:

1) * *Detect or block the test application on install

2) * *Prevent the tool from capturing data entered in to an HTTPS site using IE8

3) * *Prevent the tool from sending captured data out of the system
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27 Apr 2010   #2
Desslok

Windows 7
 
 

Seems a lot of security related places are doing a lot of work checking security on an outdated OS.
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27 Apr 2010   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Too many XP users aren't ready to make the jump to a new OS. As long as XP with SP3 and IE8 are still working, then those users shouldn't be forgotten.
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