Adobe Systems recently released a malware classification tool designed to assist in the identification of malicious files.

"The 'Adobe Malware Classifier' tool uses machine learning algorithms to classify Windows executable and dynamic link library (DLL) files as clean, malicious or unknown, Adobe security engineer Karthik Raman said in a recent blog post," writes PCWorld's Lucian Constantin. "Raman originally developed Malware Classifier for in-house use by Adobe's Product Security Incident Response (PSIRT) Team."

"Adobe has decided to release the Python script publicly under an open source BSD license," Constantin writes. "It is available for download from SourceForge."

Go to "Adobe Releases Open Source Malware Classification Tool" to read the details.

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