I saw this site a couple of days ago and thought it might be of interest - http://www.malwarechallenge.info
The site is going to release a piece of malware on 1st Oct with a set of questions for you to answer as you analyse the malware, with prizes for the best answers.
Copied from the site:
"The 2008 malware challenge will consist of one malware sample which has been taken from the wild. While some slight modifications have been performed on the sample, these modifications do not affect malware execution.
Participants in the malware challenge will download the malware, analyze it and answer questions based on their findings. The answers to these questions will be evaluated by the judges in order to determine who the winners are."
I've never done anything like this before and am not expecting to win any prizes but I'm gonna give the challenge a go. If anyone else fancies trying it please let me know, I could use all the help I can get! I'm gonna use this thread to document my progress and may even write an article/tutorial depending on how much I learn and how far I get with it.
And you may want to brush up on your crypto as well as any other fun techniques you come across while reading about battle programs. Hopefully this will give you some experience before you enter the challenge.
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