Custom Encoding

Malware often uses custom encoding schemes. It could be a full custom layer or a different layer of known algorithm (e.g: XOR+Base64).


Detection Rules

    name: contain obfuscated stackstrings
    namespace: anti-analysis/obfuscation/string/stackstring
    scope: basic block
      - Defense Evasion::Obfuscated Files or Information [T1027]
      - Anti-Static Analysis::Disassembler Evasion::Argument Obfuscation [B0012.001]
      - Practical Malware Analysis Lab 16-03.exe_:0x4013D0
    - characteristic: stack string

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