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Frankenstein follows pre-written blueprints that specify certain tasks - such as copying pieces of data - and swaps in gadgets capable of performing those tasks. Such swaps repeat each time Frankenstein infects a new computer, but with different gadgets, meaning that the malware always looks different to antivirus software, even if its ultimate effects are the same.

The research was part-funded by the US air force, and Hamlen says that Frankenstein could be particularly useful for national security agencies attempting to infiltrate enemy computer systems with unknown antivirus defences. "It essentially infers what the [target computer's] defences deem permissible from the existing files on the system to help it blend in with the crowd," he says.

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Pretty good idea actually.
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Pretty good idea actually.

Isn't this just polymorphic virus?
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