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VB2019 paper: APT cases exploiting vulnerabilities in region-specific software

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   May 4, 2020

At VB2019, JPCERT/CC's Shusei Tomonaga and Tomoaki Tani presented a paper on attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in software used only in Japan, using malware that is unique to Japan. Today we publish both their paper and the recording of their presentation.

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New paper: Detection of vulnerabilities in web applications by validating parameter integrity and data flow graphs

Posted by   Helen Martin on   Apr 30, 2020

In a follow-up to a paper presented at VB2019, Prismo Systems researchers Abhishek Singh and Ramesh Mani detail algorithms that can be used to detect SQL injection in stored procedures, persistent cross-site scripting (XSS), and server‑side request forgery (SSRF) by instrumenting web applications.

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VB2020 programme announced

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Apr 16, 2020

VB is pleased to reveal the details of an interesting and diverse programme for VB2020, the 30th Virus Bulletin International Conference.

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VB2019 paper: Cyber espionage in the Middle East: unravelling OSX.WindTail

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Apr 2, 2020

At VB2019 in London, Jamf's Patrick Wardle analysed the WindTail macOS malware used by the WindShift APT group, active in the Middle East. Today we publish both Patrick's paper and the recording of his presentation.

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VB2019 paper: 2,000 reactions to a malware attack – accidental study

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Mar 24, 2020

At VB2019 cybercrime journalist and researcher Adam Haertlé presented an analysis of almost 2000 unsolicited responses sent by victims of a malicious email campaign. Today we publish both his paper and the recording of his presentation.

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VB2019 paper: Why companies need to focus on a problem they do not know they have

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Mar 20, 2020

Often unbeknownst to network administrators, many company networks are used to download child sexual abuse material. In a paper presented at VB2019 in London, NetClean’s Richard Matti and Anna Creutz looked at this problem and what companies can do, ultimately, to help safeguard children. Today we publish their full paper.

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VB2020 update - currently business as usual

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Mar 16, 2020

Here at VB we are keeping a close eye on the global situation regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and the various travel restrictions and health advice, but in the meantime planning and arrangements for VB2020 are going ahead as usual, including the selection of papers.

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VB2019 paper: Defeating APT10 compiler-level obfuscations

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Mar 13, 2020

At VB2019 in London, Carbon Black researcher Takahiro Haruyama presented a paper on defeating compiler-level obfuscations used by the APT10 group. Today we publish both Takahiro's paper and the recording of his presentation.

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VB2019 paper: Attribution is in the object: using RTF object dimensions to track APT phishing weaponizers

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Mar 12, 2020

At VB2019 in London Michael Raggi (Proofpoint) and Ghareeb Saad (Anomali) presented a paper on the 'Royal Road' exploit builder (or weaponizer) and how the properties of RTF files can be used to track weaponizers and their users. Today we publish both their paper and the recording of their presentation.

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VB2019 presentation: Nexus between OT and IT threat intelligence

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Mar 11, 2020

Operational technology, the mission critical IT in ICS, shares many similarities with traditional IT systems, but also some crucial differences. During the Threat Intelligence Practitioners’ Summit at VB2019, Dragos cyber threat intelligence analyst Selena Larson gave a keynote on these similarities and differences. Today we release the recording of her presentation.

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