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Entry Point Modification Process Manipulating
The entry point is the starting point of an executable file during execution. Some malware use techniques such as changing or relocating the real entry point to protect their code from analysis. This makes it difficult for security software to identify and detect the malware as the code is not executed in the usual way.
TLS Callback Anti-Debugging
TLS (Thread Local Storage) callbacks are a mechanism in Windows that allows a program to define a function that will be called when a thread is created. These callbacks can be used to perform various tasks, such as initializing thread-specific data or modifying the behavior of the thread.
As an anti-debugging technique, a program can use a TLS callback to …
Themida is a commercial known packer that embeds several features including anti-debugging, virtual machine emulation, encryption...
Anti-debugger techniques that detect/fool any kind of debugger
Anti-memory dumpers techniques for any Ring3 and Ring0 dumpers
Different encryption algorithms and keys in each protected application
Anti-API scanners techniques that avoids reconstruction of original import table
Automatic decompilation and scrambling techniques in target application …
Process Injection: Asynchronous Procedure Call Defense Evasion [Mitre]
Adversaries may inject malicious code into processes via the asynchronous procedure call (APC) queue in order to evade process-based defenses as well as possibly elevate privileges. APC injection is a method of executing arbitrary code in the address space of a separate live process.
APC injection is commonly performed by attaching malicious code to the APC Queue of a process's …
Reflective DLL injection Process Manipulating
Reflective DLL loading refers to loading a DLL from memory rather than from disk. Windows doesn’t have a
LoadLibrary function that supports this, so to get the functionality you have to write your own, omitting some of the things Windows normally does, such as registering the DLL as a loaded module in the process, potentially bypassing DLL load monitoring.
Process Injection: Thread Local Storage Defense Evasion [Mitre]
Adversaries may inject malicious code into processes via thread local storage (TLS) callbacks in order to evade process-based defenses as well as possibly elevate privileges. TLS callback injection is a method of executing arbitrary code in the address space of a separate live process.
TLS callback injection involves manipulating pointers inside a portable executable (PE) to redirect a process to …
Process Hollowing, RunPE Process Manipulating
Process hollowing is a technique used by malware to evade detection by injecting malicious code into a legitimate process. This technique involves creating a new instance of a legitimate process and replacing its original code with the malicious payload.
The process is the following:
CreateProcess: in a suspended mode with the CreationFlag at 0x0000 0004.
GetThreadContext: retrieves the …
Bypassing Static Heuristic Antivirus/EDR Evasion
Dynamic heuristic engines are implemented in the form of hooks (in user-land or kernel-land) or based on emulation. User-land hooks (HIPS) can be easily bypass by malware by patching back the entry point of the hooked function. For kernel-land hook, malware has to run in kernel space by installing a driver or abusing a kernel-level vulnerability.
Abusing the Return Pointer Anti-Disassembly
Abusing the return pointer is an anti-disassembling technique that involves using the return instruction (RETN) in a way that is not expected by the disassembler. This can make it more difficult for the disassembler to accurately reconstruct the program's original instructions and can also make it more difficult for analysts to understand the program's behavior.
The RETN instruction is normally …