Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday September 28, 2010

GPU Assisted Malware

This paper on GPU assisted malware (link to pdf) is a bit frightening to say the least. Thanks to [H] forum member Cerulean for the heads up!

The rapid evolution of general-purpose computing on graphics processors enables malware authors to take advantage of the GPU present in modern personal computers and increase the robustness of their code against existing defenses. The code armoring techniques presented in this paperآ—GPU-based unpacking and runtime polymorphismآ—not only demonstrate the feasibility of GPU-assisted malware, but also show the great potential that general-purpose computing on GPUs has in enhancing the evasiveness and functionality of malicious code.