Korset to give anti-virus software a boot

Professor Avishai Wool and graduate student Ohad Ben-Cohen of Tel Aviv University (TAU) have developed an approach to battle computer viruses that may put an end to anti-virus software. The approach is so revolutionary and simple that the days of our machines being slowed to a crawl while every file is checked may soon be […]

Professor Avishai Wool and graduate student Ohad Ben-Cohen of Tel Aviv University (TAU) have developed an approach to battle computer viruses that may put an end to anti-virus software. The approach is so revolutionary and simple that the days of our machines being slowed to a crawl while every file is checked may soon be a thing of the past.

This new approach is called “Korset,” and requires a recompile of the operating system's kernel to include some watches or keys that look at the way the machine is setup to run software.  Basically, his invention examines how a normal machine operates.  And whenever the kernel identifies patterns of internal software use that do not look like the normal operations of the machine, it halts the system until the cause can be examined.

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