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Fret not, Linux fans, Microsoft's Project Freta is here to peer deep into your memory... to spot malware

Glen Turner 666

If you run a large public VM farm -- and Microsoft does -- then identifying VMs with malware is important in stopping the VM farm from becoming the DDoS agent from hell. This isn't the only way to address the issue, but no technique has 100% coverage, so I can understand why they're building this method. It has some advantages too, such as not generating data which needs real-time analysis (unlike, say, intrusion detection systems).

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