This is what some of the more famous malware looks like in 3D (that particular picture is the PWSLineage trojan).
Malwarez is a series of visualization of worms, viruses, trojans and spyware code. For each piece of disassembled code, API calls, memory addresses and subroutines are tracked and analyzed. Their frequency, density and grouping are mapped to the inputs of an algorithm that grows a virtual 3D entity. Therefore the patterns and rhythms found in the data drive the configuration of the artificial organism.
Well neato, that's not what I thought they'd look like at all. I was expecting they'd look more along the lines of a dragon crossed with a millipede crossed with an octopus but with way more eyes, laser beams, and driving a tank. Or, I dunno, maybe just a wicked coldsore.
Four more after the jump, including Stormy, MyDoom, IRCbot, and Virutmytob.
Visualizations of worms, viruses and trojans [notcot]
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But that rug really tied the room together!
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Note: Click HERE for a full-size version of the image for the full effect.
This is a stereoscopic shot of the moon. So if you cross your eyes like you would a Magic Eye picture, you should be able to see our natural satellite in 3-D. Oooooor get frustrated and Hulk-smash you... / Continue →