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Wednesday, July 26 • 17:00 - 17:55
Vaccination - An Anti-Honeypot Approach

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Malware often searches for specific artifacts as part of its “anti-­VM\analysis\sandbox\debugging” evasion mechanisms, we will abuse its cleverness against it.
The "anti-­honeypot" approach is a method to repel (instead of luring) attackers, implemented by creating and modifying those artifacts on the potential victim’s machine.
Once the created artifacts are found by the malware – it will terminate.

The session will include motivations for attackers to use evasion techniques, some in-­the-­wild examples and effective countermeasures against it.
A short DIY­ vaccination live demo will be performed, including the execution and prevention of a live malware from recent cases (e.g. WannaCry, NotPetya\EternalPetya).

The script used in the demo to vaccinate the potential victim will be uploaded to GitHub and publicly shared under CC-BY-SA.

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Gal Bitensky

Sr. Security Researcher, Minerva Labs
A 29-year-old geek from Tel-Aviv, breaker of stuff. Currently working as a senior malware psychologist in the Israeli start-up Minerva labs. Experienced in various fields, ranging from web application security and Windows internals to SCADA. Fluent in exotic languages like PHP, Lisp... Read More →

Wednesday July 26, 2017 17:00 - 17:55 PDT
Breaking Ground (Florentine A) 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169