Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Gauss and Palida

From the latest high-end malware:

 "Named after the German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss, the new malware, like Flame, Duqu and Stuxnet before it, is somewhat of a mystery at the moment..."
"...Another interesting component of Gauss is the installation of a custom font called Palida Narrow. The purpose of this font installation is currently unknown," Kaspersky's researchers said."

The font may mark machines that have been infected already.




pálida f
  1. feminine form of pálido


pálida f (plural pálidas)
  1. (colloquial, Chile, Argentina) pallor, paleness (due to drug abuse or sickness)