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Issue No. 02 - March/April (2009 vol. 7)
ISSN: 1540-7993
pp: 83-86
Martin Gilje Jaatun , SINTEF Information and Communication Technology
Jostein Jensen , SINTEF Information and Communication Technology
Hâvard Vegge , Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Finn Michael Halvorsen , Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Rune Walsø Nergârd , Norwegian University of Science and Technology
ABSTRACT
0-day malware is malware that is so new that it's not detected by any antimalware scanners. This article describes an experiment that, during a two-week period in 2008, exposed updated Microsoft Windows XP PCs with updated antivirus software to numerous unsavoury Internet software repositories. A total of 124 0-day malware instances were detected in the experiment. The authors concluded that if a user is sufficiently adventurous (or foolish), updated antivirus protection is no guarantee against a 0-day malware infection.
INDEX TERMS
malware, virus, anti-virus, 0-day
CITATION
Martin Gilje Jaatun, Jostein Jensen, Hâvard Vegge, Finn Michael Halvorsen, Rune Walsø Nergârd, "Fools Download Where Angels Fear to Tread", IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 7, no. , pp. 83-86, March/April 2009, doi:10.1109/MSP.2009.36
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