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Metasploit Creator Releases Malware Search Engine

Posted by Xavier Ashe on July 18, 2006

H.D. Moore, creator of the Metasploit
hacking tool and the security researcher behind the MoBB (Month of
Browser Bugs) project, has released a search engine that finds live
malware samples through Google queries.

The new Malware Search
engine provides a Web interface that allows anyone to enter the name of
a known virus or Trojan and find Google results for Web sites hosting
malicious executables.

The release of the search engine was motivated in part by a recent
announcement by Websense Security Labs, of San Diego-based Websense,
that it was using the freely available Google SOAP (Simple Object
Access Protocol) Search API to find dangerous .exe files sitting on Web
servers.

“My Web interface will identify specific malware without the Google
API. It directly searches Google using fingerprints from executables
that we already have,” he said.

From E-Week.  Click here for the Malware Search Engine.

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