July issue of VB published

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Jul 1, 2010

The July issue of Virus Bulletin is now available for subscribers to download.

The July 2010 issue of Virus Bulletin is now available for subscribers to browse online or download in PDF format.

Some of the things this month's issue has in store are:

  • VBSpam comparative review: With 23 full anti-spam solutions on the test bench, this month's VBSpam comparative review is the largest to date, with a record 22 product achieving certification. Martijn Grooten has the details.
  • The dawn of the 'rogue AV testers': 'Some of the new testing labs that have appeared recently mimic the tactics of rogue AV products.' Costin Raiu, Kaspersky Lab
  • Hacking Koobface: The Koobface web server component has vulnerabilities that are remotely exploitable. Joey Costoya discusses the vulnerabilities, and explores the possibility of taking over the Koobface botnet.
  • Anti-unpacker tricks - part ten: Last year, a series of articles described some tricks that might become common in the future, along with some countermeasures. Now, the series continues with a look at tricks that are specific to debuggers and emulators.
  • The Indian subcontinent: part II: In 1997, Virus Bulletin published an overview of virus activity in the Indian subcontinent. The piece ended with a series of predictions. Andrew Lee now picks up where that article left off and examines where the predictions were borne out, and where they failed to meet reality.
  • What's the deal with sender authentication? Part 2: Sender authentication is a hot topic in the world of email. It has a number of uses and a number of suggested uses. Which ones work in real life? Which ones don't quite measure up? Can we use authentication to mitigate spoofing? Can we use it to guarantee authenticity? And how do we authenticate email, anyway? Terry Zink provides the answers to these questions and more, this month focusing on SPF.
  • Product review: PC Tools Internet Security 2010: Virus Bulletin's lab team take a detailed look at the PC Tools Interenet Security suite and find a solid product, covering the necessary bases thoroughly.

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Posted on 01 July 2010 by Virus Bulletin



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