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Virus Bulletin researcher discovers new Lord exploit kit

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Aug 5, 2019

Still in-development kit thus far only targets Flash Player vulnerabilities

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VB2019 call for last-minute papers opened

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Jul 29, 2019

The call for last-minute papers for VB2019 is now open. Submit before 1 September to have your abstract considered for one of the nine slots reserved for 'hot' research.

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Nominations opened for sixth Péter Szőr Award

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Jul 4, 2019

Virus Bulletin is seeking nominations for the sixth annual Péter Szőr Award.

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Haroon Meer and Adrian Sanabria to deliver VB2019 closing keynote

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Jun 25, 2019

New additions to the VB2019 conference programme include a closing keynote address from Thinkst duo Haroon Meer and Adrian Sanabria and a talk on attacks against payment systems.

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Free VB2019 tickets for students

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Jun 21, 2019

Virus Bulletin is excited to announce that, thanks to generous sponsorship from Google Android, we are able to offer 20 free tickets to students who want to attend VB2019.

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VB2018 paper: Lazarus Group: a mahjong game played with different sets of tiles

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Jun 4, 2019

The Lazarus Group, generally linked to the North Korean government, is one of the most notorious threat groups seen in recent years. At VB2018 ESET researchers Peter Kálnai and Michal Poslušný presented a paper looking at the group's various campaigns. Today, we publish their paper and the recording of their presentation.

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Book your VB2019 ticket now for a chance to win a ticket for BSides London

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   May 29, 2019

Virus Bulletin is proud to sponsor this year's BSides London conference, which will take place next week, and we have a number of tickets to give away.

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First 11 partners of VB2019 announced

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   May 15, 2019

We are excited to announce the first 11 companies to partner with VB2019, whose support will help ensure a great event.

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VB2018 paper: Fake News, Inc.

Posted by   Helen Martin on   Apr 25, 2019

A former reporter by profession, Andrew Brandt's curiosity was piqued when he came across what appeared at first glance to be the website of a small-town newspaper based in Illinois, but under scrutiny, things didn’t add up. At VB2018 he presented a paper in which he shared the results of his investigation of the site. Today, we publish his paper and the recording of his presentation.

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Paper: Alternative communication channel over NTP

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Apr 24, 2019

In a new paper published today, independent researcher Nikolaos Tsapakis writes about the possibilities of malware using NTP as a covert communication channel and how to stop this.

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