Malware creators turn code protection technique to their advantage

A technique for coding designed to protect software against reverse engineering that is being exploited by malicious code writers is growing in popularity, according to a report released this week.

According to Finjan Inc.’s Web Security Trends Report for Q4 2006, dynamic code obfuscation as a method of hiding malicious code is becoming more popular with hackers.

Code obfuscation was originally designed to protect code -- sometimes a company’s most valuable asset -- from intellectual property theft. IT Business

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