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Polymorphism - A Discussion Of Methodology And Implementation

*-zine (Asterix) [2]
December 1999

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This article deals with a viral technology that has been widely documented, discussed and implemented. However, it is aimed at explaining certain design flaws in current polymorphic engines and proposing solutions for these flaws, as well as suggesting improvements to current technology.

The discussion will present an overview of the history of polymorphism pertinent to our subject, anti-virus detection methods, and will present concepts needed for properly designing polymorphic engines with a view to their survival in the wild. It will also include a section on structuring and writing polymorphic engines.

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