New open source medical image repository debuts

A team of medical researchers from four European institutions has created the Image Data Resource, a repository “that is capable of storing and integrating data from multiple laboratories, whilst also significantly enhancing the potential for sharing and reusing imaging data.” The repository “offers potential to identify new therapies and targets, and broadens the scope of research… Continue reading New open source medical image repository debuts

Polymorphic malware

In computer terminology, polymorphic code is code that uses a polymorphic engine to mutate while keeping the original algorithm intact. That is, the code changes itself each time it runs, but the function of the code (its semantics) will not change at all. This technique is sometimes used by computer viruses, shellcodes and computer worms to hide their presence.[1]

Metamorphic Malware

Metamorphic code is code that when run outputs a logical equivalent version of its own code under some interpretation. This is similar to a quine, except that the quines source code are exactly equivalent to their own output. Metamorphic code also usually output machine code and not its own source code.

World Weird Web

A nice flash presentation.

Orion Incident Response Live CD

Orion version 0.4 (Squirrel Edition) is officially released. Orion is a Live CD based on Ubuntu (currently 11.04) that provides acquisition, analysis, collaboration, tracking and reporting tools for professional intrusion response teams.