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OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) - A new weapon against malware has been developed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1ElCPTP) reports an 11-person tech squad has developed Hyperion, which they say is able to identify malicious software even if it's not on a list of known threats.

The lab signed a licensing agreement recently with R&K Cyber Solutions LLC, which allows the company to commercialize the technology. According to a statement from the company, it plans to make Hyperion available commercially later this month.

Stacy Prowell, who led the ORNL team that developed Hyperion, says he thinks it will have longevity because it attacks malware at the nuts-and-bolts level.

He said the technology has been in development for a decade.

Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com

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