Malware Analysis — Journey into Packers

I have been wanting to write about Malware Analysis and trying to think about a topic that would be a good segway into understanding the domain of Malware but not Malware per se — ‘Packers

Packer(n): A tool that compresses, encrypts and/or encodes/modifies a file’s content/format for legitimate or malicious usage.

A packer simply implements a mathematical transformation, an algorithm, that transforms the input data into a form that can be later retrieved without loss of meaningful data.

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