Malware can now be hidden in the graphics card. Antiviruses are too short – Technologies – Science and technology


The hackers managed to develop a functional technique to run the malware on the graphics card. No antivirus can deal with such malicious code yet.

Until now, the rule has been that antivirus provides relatively reliable and effective protection against viruses, Trojan horses and other types of malware. Thanks to advanced features, it can also alert you to possible future threats through heuristic analysis. However, according to the latest reports, there is already a new type of attack against which anti-virus programs are still short-lived. An attacker could infect the graphics card with the malware, thus bypassing the antivirus scan of the operating memory. Such malicious code using the GPU and stored in the VRAM of the graphics card cannot yet be detected.

Untouchable malware

The first people have already expressed interest in a new type of attack on the black market, and one of them has allegedly already purchased instructions for launching the malware on the graphics card. As described, the new technology only works on Windows devices, but on a full range of graphics cards from Intel (UHD 620 and 630), AMD (Radeon RX 5700) to Nvidia (GeForce GTX740M and GTX 1650). Researchers who have dealt with similar techniques in the past have stated that they can be very effective. “By evaluating our functional prototype, we found that a keylogger using a graphics processor that can effectively capture all user input, store it in the graphics card’s memory space, and even analyze and upload data in a very short time. , “Said one of the researchers he quotes server Techspot.


Source: Pravda.sk – Veda a technika by vat.pravda.sk.

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