Facebook Phishers Using Latin to Obfuscate Their Malware


A common technique among malware authors is to evade virus scanners by piecing together an encrypted version of an evil code segment a few letters at a time, then decrypting and executing it. This particular version uses Latin and Latin-sounding names for its functions and variables. It still looks like gibberish, but it’s oddly disorienting gibberish.


Latin gibberish? Sounds like a lot of legal briefs I’ve seen.


Law Latin is very bad Latin though, unlike the malware writer’s.

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