- Consumer spyware: a serious threat with a different threat model
Consumer spyware is a growing issue and one that can have serious consequences: its use is increasingly common in domestic violence. But do our threat models consider the attacker with physical access to, and inside knowledge of the victim?
- VB2016 paper: Debugging and monitoring malware network activities with Haka
In their VB2016 paper, Stormshield researchers Benoît Ancel and Mehdi Talbi introduced Haka, an open-source language to monitor, debug and control malicious network traffic. Both their paper and the video recording of their presentation are now available to read/view on www.virusbulletin.com.
- VB2017: a wide ranging and international conference programme
We are proud to announce a very broad and very international programme for VB2017, which will take place in Madrid, 4-6 October 2017.
- John Graham-Cumming and Brian Honan to deliver keynote addresses at VB2017
Virus Bulletin is excited to announce John-Graham Cumming and Brian Honan as the two keynote speakers for VB2017 in Madrid.
- Virus Bulletin says a fond farewell to John Hawes
As VB's COO John Hawes moves on to new challenges, the team wish him a fond farewell and good luck in his future endeavours.
- VB2016 paper: One-Click Fileless Infection
Symantec researchers Himanshu Anand and Chastine Menrige explain how a single click can lead to a compromised machine, without malware ever being stored on disk.
- Mostly blocked, but still good enough: Necurs sending pump-and-dump spam
The Necurs botnet has started sending pump-and-dump spam. Almost all of these emails are blocked by spam filters, yet the stock price still increased.
- Why the SHA-1 collision means you should stop using the algorithm
Realistically speaking, if your software or system uses the SHA-1 hashing algorithm, it is unlikely that it will be exploited in the foreseeable future. But it is also extremely difficult to be certain that your system won't be the exception.
- VB2017 Call for Papers: frequently asked questions
The call for papers for VB2017, which takes place 4 to 6 October in Madrid, Spain, is currently open. We're always on the look out for new speakers and new content, so to help anyone who's unfamiliar with the VB conference, we've prepared a list of answers to some frequently asked questions about the event, and about how to submit a paper.
- Throwback Thursday: Michelangelo - Graffiti Not Art
This week marked the 25th anniversary of the trigger date of the infamous Michelangelo virus. In January 1992, VB published an analysis of the boot sector virus that captured the imagination of the press and kicked up a media storm.