09 December 2012

Subtle Power-Consumption Changes Can Signal Malicious Intrusions

Detecting computer viruses or other malware is traditionally a matter of scanning a computer for signatures of known threats—leading to a perennial game of catch-up that includes an initial period when a new attack goes undetected (see “The Antivirus Era is Over”).

Trojan Fake Antivirus software. 

Deeper threats—such as hardware that has been modified to add back doors for spying—can’t be detected at all by antivirus products.

Read More >> Subtle Power-Consumption Changes Can Signal Malicious Intrusions—No Antivirus Software Required | MIT Technology Review


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