Malware authors pack their software to resist reverse engineering and enable their operations to survive longer. However, many features of packing are easy to automatically identify during static or dynamic analysis.
Lander Brandt has discovered a denial of service vulnerability in ImageIO, a library of utilities for parsing various image formats. Which apps as affected? It’s used in many OS X and iOS applications including: Tweetbot Safari Messages Mail Preview Some popular applications that do not use ImageIO include: Chrome Firefox …
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