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Obfuscation, Encoding and Encryption

Reintroduce yourself to three ways malware disguises itself: obfuscation, encoding and encryption.

8 videos  //  41 minutes of training

Course overview

There are many ways that malware tries to duck detection or make itself difficult to analyze. In this course, eight videos reintroduce you to malware and its various disguises: obfuscation, encoding and encryption. Beginning with simple obfuscation techniques such as assigning junk values and running comparisons then ignoring set flags, you’ll get a closer look at advanced obfuscation, simple and complex ciphers, common crypto-algorithms, ransomware and the decoding process needed to combat these tricks. Everything from Caesar ciphers to crypto-libraries.

Course syllabus

Obfuscation DefinitionDuration: 6:12

Simple Obfuscation TechniquesDuration: 2:37

Advanced Obfuscation TechniquesDuration: 10:34

Simple Ciphers and Encoding SchemesDuration: 7:47

Base64Duration: 2:24

Common Crypto AlgorithmsDuration: 2:19

DecodingDuration: 2:41

RansomwareDuration: 6:06

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$599 / license

Annually. Includes all content plus team admin and reporting.