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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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VB2018 preview: Unpacking the packed unpacker: reversing an Android anti-analysis library

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Aug 17, 2018

At VB2018, Google researcher Maddie Stone will present an analysis of the multi-layered 'WeddingCake' anti-analysis library used by many Android malware families.

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VB2018 preview: From drive-by download to drive-by mining

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Aug 15, 2018

At VB2018, Malwarebytes researcher Jérôme Segura will discuss the rise of drive-by cryptocurrency mining, explaining how it works and putting it in the broader context of changes in the cybercrime landscape.

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Red Eyes threat group targets North Korean defectors

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Aug 14, 2018

A research paper by AhnLab researcher Minseok Cha looks at the activities of the Red Eyes threat group (also known as Group 123 and APT 37), whose targets include North Korean defectors, as well as journalists and human rights defenders focused on North Korea.

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VB announces Threat Intelligence Summit to take place during VB2018

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Aug 9, 2018

We are very excited to announce a special summit, as part of VB2018, that will be dedicated to all aspects of threat intelligence.

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