Malware and machine learning – A match made in hell
Technology shapes the world. The more successful a new technology becomes, the more reliant we will become of it. This has always happened and will happen in the future too. Widespread machine learning technologies are here and it’s exciting and scary at the same time. Our time will be remembered as a time when true revolution started in the world of artificial intelligence. Defenders have been using machine learning for years. How long will it take before attackers start using AI and machine learning in large scale? Can malware reprogram its own code to escape detection? Will phishing attacks be able to detect what works and adjust accordingly? Can attackers poison the learning data used by defenders? Are we about to enter a new era of self-aware malware? And most importantly, how are going to fight these attacks?