Information Hiding as a Challenge for Malware Detection
Abstract—Information Hiding as a Challenge for Malware Detection. We’re experiencing an exponential growth in mali- cious software. According to the antivirus research firm AV- TEST, 2014 saw approximately 130 million new forms of malware, compared to just over 80 million in 2013 and about 30 million in 2012 < Final Year Projects 2016 > www.av-test.org/en/statistics/malware. Although the influx of malware has drawn the attention of security experts worldwide, the countermeasures that are currently available are progressively showing their limitations. For xample, Symantec, one of the largest antivirus vendors, recently admitted that its products are able to detect only approximately 45 percent of new threats. As a result, we should expect a relevant increase in the number of undiscovered types of malware.