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VB2018 preview: Wipers in the wild

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Sep 18, 2018

Today we preview the VB2018 paper by Saher Naumaan (BAE Systems Applied Intelligence) on the use of wipers in APT attacks.

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VB2018 preview: IoT botnets

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Sep 17, 2018

The VB2018 programme is packed with a wide range of security topics featuring speakers from all around the world. Today we preview two of them: one by Qihoo 360 researchers on tracking variants of Mirai and one by researchers from Bitdefender on the peer-to-peer Hide'n'Seek botnet.

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VB2018: last-minute talks announced

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Sep 10, 2018

We are excited to announce the final additions to the VB2018 programme in the form of 10 'last-minute' papers covering up-to-the-minute research and hot topics and two more invited talks.

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VB2018 preview: Since the hacking of Sony Pictures

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Sep 7, 2018

At VB2018, AhnLab researcher Minseok Cha will look at activities of the Lazarus Group on the Korean peninsula going back as early as April 2011.

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Book review: Click Here to Kill Everybody

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Sep 6, 2018

Paul Baccas reviews Bruce Schneier's latest thought-provoking book, 'Click Here to Kill Everybody'.

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Spam is mostly noise and that makes measuring it very difficult

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Sep 3, 2018

A brief analysis by Recorded Future suggests that the volume of spam and new domain registrations hasn't increased since the GDPR came into effect.

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Virus Bulletin announces programme of the first International Threat Intelligence Summit

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Aug 29, 2018

VB is thrilled to announce the programme of the first International Threat Intelligence Summit that will form an integral part of the VB2018 conference programme.

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VB2018 preview: Explain Ethereum smart contract hacking like I am five

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Aug 28, 2018

Designing smart contracts is hard: we preview a VB2018 paper on the blockchain-based platform Ethereum, that describes both how the technology works and how a number of security issues inherent to the platform have led to various high-profile and often very costly hacks.

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VB2017 video: Client Maximus raises the bar

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Aug 27, 2018

At VB2017, IBM Trusteer researcher Omer Agmon, presented a 'last-minute' paper in which he analysed the Client Maximum trojan, which targets Brazilian users of online banking. Today, we release the recording of his presentation.

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The security industry is genuinely willing to help you do good work

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Aug 21, 2018

For those organizations working for the public good, security vendors are often willing to offer their services for free, or for very low cost.

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