Monday, 1 December 2014

Virustotal - Added New Tool For iOS & Mac Malware Analysis




VirusTotal.com, the online virus scanner from Google, two weeks ago quietly added a new tool to improve the analysis of suspicious files Mac and iOS apps. Via VirusTotal users can upload files and then to scan dozens of virus scanners.

In addition, the binary contents of each file is scanned, regardless of file type, then to check whether anti-virus companies recognize the scanned code. The new tool launched recently trying executable files Mac OS X and iOS apps to further characterize by finding out interesting features. Thus collected header information of the file, as well as file segments, shared libraries that the file uses, load commands and signature information if the code is digitally signed.

In the case of Mac OS X that contains executable mach-o-files for different systems, each embedded file of the properties will be displayed. When it comes to iOS apps will generate VirusTotal also metadata about the package itself and iTunes detail. Emiliano Martinez VirusTotal hopes that the new tool will help you find and study threats for Mac OS X and iOS.

Recently, Virustotal has expanded the size limit from 64MB to 128MB.

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