An AI-powered code analysis feature was recently launched by VirusTotal, dubbed “Code Insight.” Google Cloud Security AI Workbench’s Sec-PaLM large language model (LLM), optimized for security use cases, powers VirusTotal’s latest feature.
What is VirusTotal ?
VirusTotal, a subsidiary of Google, is a free online tool that analyzes files and URLs to detect viruses, worms, trojans, and other forms of malware. It was launched in 2004 by a Spanish company called Hispasec Sistemas and was acquired by Google in 2012.
Currently, the new feature is utilized to examine a subset of PowerShell files uploaded to VirusTotal, excluding highly similar and excessively large files that were previously treated.
Security analysts should illuminate the Code Insight data properly while incorporating contextual data associated with the analyzed file.
In addition, Code Insight helps to obtain information about false positives and negatives as its analysis is completely independent of the relevant metadata (such as results protection from viruses), as only the contents of the file are examined.
By employing more than 70 antivirus scanners and domain blocklisting services, it inspects doubtful files and URLs for malicious content such as:-
Therefore, security teams can rapidly and efficiently analyze considerable amounts of code, detecting potential threats and strengthening their security posture.