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This white paper presents an overview of the latest developments in the detection of metamorphic and virtualization based malware using an algebraic specification of the Intel 64 assembly programming language. After giving an overview of related work, we describe the development of a specification of a subset of the Intel 64 instruction set in Maude, an advanced formal algebraic specification tool. We develop the technique of metamorphic malware detection based on equivalence-in-context so that it is applicable to imperative programming languages in general, and we give two detailed examples of how this might be used in a practical setting to detect metamorphic malware.
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