Kaspersky Lab Patents Automated False-Positive Testing Technology Based on Machine Learning …

Woburn, MA – November 23, 2015 – Kaspersky Lab has patented a technology that allows for effective false-positive testing of heuristic signatures describing groups of similar malicious files. This patent is the latest addition to the arsenal of advanced technologies used by the company in combating cyberthreats that allow for reliable automation of a large proportion of routine virus analysis tasks. The detection rules, which are automatically created by processing limited amounts of newly discovered malicious files, describe groups of malicious objects as combinations of various characteristics. These characteristics include, for example, sequences of system calls and events that are common for malicious objects and uncommon for whitelisted files. The technology, entitled “System and method for evaluating malware detection rules,” allows Kaspersky Lab to reliably test the automatically created detection…


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