What's a packer and why are they used?

malware analysis packers
Today we demonstrate what a packer is, why it might be used, and a simple way to unpack the example given. Watch the analysis video for details. There are numerous packers on the market. Some work better than others, some provide more compression while others offer higher levels of protection. Either way, packers can be used for good and evil and they are certainly an interesting security topic.