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VB2018 paper: The dark side of WebAssembly

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Oct 17, 2018

Today, we publish the VB2018 paper by Symantec researchers Aishwarya Lonkar and Siddhesh Chandrayan on the security risks that come with WebAssembly.

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The Virus Bulletin conference returns home: VB2019 to take place in London

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Oct 5, 2018

In 2019, the Virus Bulletin conference is set to return home, with VB2019 taking place in London, UK.

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Guest blog: The case for increasing transparency in cybersecurity

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Oct 2, 2018

In a guest blog post, Kaspersky Lab's Anton Shingarev considers the case for increasing transparency in cybersecurity.

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VB2018 preview: Workshops

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Sep 28, 2018

Workshops make their VB Conference debut during VB2018, giving delegates the opportunity to learn the basics of kernel-level malware analysis, Android reverse-engineering and artificial intelligence.

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New article: Through the looking glass: webcam interception and protection in kernel mode

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Sep 27, 2018

Today we publish a short article by Ronen Slavin and Michael Maltsev, researchers at Reason Software Company, who dive into the video capturing internals on Windows, and explain how this can be used by a malicious actor to steal images recorded by a computer's webcam.

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VB2018 preview: The botnet landscape - live threats and steps for mitigation (Small Talk)

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Sep 27, 2018

In a Small Talk at VB2018, Spamhaus's Simon Forster will present the organization's research into the botnet landscape and will discuss with the audience topics such as how the rise of anonymzation techniques and the hosting of botnets on well-regarded cloud providers have changed the landscape.

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VB2018 Threat Intelligence Summit: survey on threat intel usage

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Sep 26, 2018

Virus Bulletin is proud to host the first Threat Intelligence Summit as an integral part of VB2018 next week. In a bid to help collect as much current data as possible, we'd like to ask anyone generating or consuming threat intelligence to fill in a very short survey.

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VB2018 preview: Anatomy of an attack: detecting and defeating CRASHOVERRIDE

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Sep 26, 2018

In today's blog post, we preview the VB2018 paper by Dragos Inc.'s Joe Slowik, who looks at the CRASHOVERRIDE malware, the first (publicly known) malware designed to impact electric grid operations.

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VB2018 preview: Cyber Threat Alliance

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Sep 25, 2018

In today's blog post we look at a report on illicit cryptocurrency mining by the Cyber Threat Alliance and also look forward to the VB2018 talk by the CTA's CEO Michael Daniel.

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VB2018 preview: hacking cars

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Sep 21, 2018

In recent years, car hacking has evolved from a mostly theoretical research field involving giggling researchers and scared journalists, to one that actually concerns car owners and manufacturers. On today's blog we preview two VB2018 papers, by Inbar Raz and Spencer Hsieh, that look at the subject of hacking cars.

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