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Bashware attack, how to run Linux malware on Windows systems

Experts found a new alarming method dubbed Bashware attack that allows attackers to silently run malware to bypass even the most common security solutions,

The new Windows 10 feature Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)that implements the Linux bash terminal in Microsoft operating system could be exploited by malware to run undetected.

The feature was recently included in beta versions and it will be available for all users in the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (FCU), set to be released by Microsoft in October 2017.

According to Because researchers with security firm Check Point, a malware designed for Linux can run undetected on Windows systems.

The new attack technique was dubbedBashware, it allows the malicious code to evade the detection of antivirus solutions written for Windows, for this reason, it could be implemented also by Linux malware.

“Existing security solutions are still not adapted to monitor processes of Linux executables running on Windows OS, a...(continued)

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