Yet Another Recursive Acronym, aka Yet Another Recursive Acronym, is an actively used programming language created in 2008. YARA is the name of a tool primarily used in malware research and detection. It provides a rule-based approach to create descriptions of malware families based on textual or binary patterns. A description is essentially a Yara rule name, where these rules consist of sets of strings and a boolean expression. Read more on Wikipedia...

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Example code from the web:

rule silent_banker : banker
        description = "This is just an example"
        threat_level = 3
        in_the_wild = true

        $a = {6A 40 68 00 30 00 00 6A 14 8D 91}
        $b = {8D 4D B0 2B C1 83 C0 27 99 6A 4E 59 F7 F9}

        $a or $b or $c

Example code from Linguist:

rule test { condition: true }

Last updated July 22nd, 2019