posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 10:32 AM
So a new super stealth Virus is nearly ready for use, i suspect we will hear about massive failures at different important sectors in Iran and other
opponents of Uncle SAM soon.
Developed by two professors at the University of Texas at Dallas, New Scientist says the Frankenstein virus is essentially a program compliler with
directions about the algorithms it needs to assemble. Once unpacked and running, it starts searching the all software on your computer for the code's
it needs—generally taking little snippets called gadgets. These gadgets are written to perform specific actions and thus can be transposed over to
another program more easily. The researchers only had the Frankenstein virus create two simple algorithms as a proof of concept, but they believe it
can assemble any program, including full-scale malware.
Frankenstein is different because all of its code, including the blueprints and gadget-finder, can adapt to look like parts of regular software,
making it harder to detect. Just three pieces of such software are enough to provide over 100,000 gadgets, so there are a huge number of ways for
Frankenstein to build its monster, but it needs blueprints that find the right balance. If the blueprint is too specific, it leaves Frankenstein
little choice in which gadgets to use, leading to less variation and making it easier to detect. Looser blueprints, which only specify the end effects
of the malware, are too vague for Frankenstein to follow, for now.
Obviously the military wants this for its ongoing cyberwarfare . But if this ever gets in the hands of script kiddies....