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Didn't come to VB2017? Tell us why!

Virus Bulletin is a company - and a conference - with a mission: to further the research in and facilitate the fight against digital threats. To help us in this mission, we want to hear from those who didn't come to Madrid. What is your impression of the …
Last week, hundreds of security researchers from around the world gathered in Madrid for VB2017, the 27th Virus Bulletin International Conference.     Every year, we… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2017/10/didnt-come-vb2017-tell-us-why/

Throwback Thursday: IT Security Breaches: The 1994 NCC Survey

This Throwback Thursday, we turn the clock back to November 1994, when VB asked: what is the nature of the real virus problem, and how much does it cost?
This Throwback Thursday, we turn the clock back to November 1994, when VB asked: what is the nature of the real virus problem, and how much does it cost? Year after year, we see… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2015/08/throwback-thursday-it-security-breaches-1994-ncc-survey/

Survey reveals apathy surrounding anti-malware protection

Inconvenient subscription models preventing UK consumers from protecting their PCs adequately.
Inconvenient subscription models preventing UK consumers from protecting their PCs adequately. A survey conducted in the UK by security firm GFI Software has revealed that 40% of… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2010/11/survey-reveals-apathy-surrounding-anti-malware-protection/

Almost three quarters use same password for different sites

User continues to be the weakest link.
User continues to be the weakest link. 73% of computer users use the same password across multiple different accounts according to survey results released by security firm… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2010/11/almost-three-quarters-use-same-password-different-sites/

Net threats cost US $8.5 billion in two years

Study measures scale of scamming and other web worries.
Study measures scale of scamming and other web worries. US consumer watchdog body Consumer Reports have released their annual 'State of the Net' study, finding a noticeable decline… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2008/08/net-threats-cost-us-8-5-billion-two-years/

Almost 90% of Americans feel safe online

Users' confidence does not match up with percentage of properly protected users.
Users' confidence does not match up with percentage of properly protected users. Research by StopBadware.org shows that 88% of Americans say they feel safe online, despite the… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2008/04/almost-90-americans-feel-safe-online/

$3.2 billion lost in phishing attacks in 2007

Gartner survey reveals US losses to phishing gangs.
Gartner survey reveals US losses to phishing gangs. Analyst firm Gartner has estimated that $3.2 billion was lost by 3.6 million US computer users in phishing attacks over the 12… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/12/3-2-billion-lost-phishing-attacks-2007/

SANS issues vulnerability top 20

Annual study of security risks finds software and humans present dangers.
Annual study of security risks finds software and humans present dangers. The SANS Institute has released its annual survey of vulnerabilities putting computer systems and networks… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/11/sans-issues-vulnerability-top-20/

US users overestimating PC security

Survey finds people are less protected than they think.
Survey finds people are less protected than they think. A joint study carried out by McAfee and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) has found that many US consumers wrongly… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/10/us-users-overestimating-pc-security/

Malware and phishing cost US users $7 billion in two years

Survey finds 1 in 4 risk of being hit by viruses, spyware and scams.
Survey finds 1 in 4 risk of being hit by viruses, spyware and scams. US consumer watchdog Consumer Reports has unveiled its annual 'State of the Net' study, showing serious numbers… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/08/malware-and-phishing-cost-us-users-7-billion-two-years/