‘...the outlook is alarming when you consider the browser’s local prevalence in China, which peaks at 34.5%.' Gabor Szappanos, VirusBuster
The Virus Bulletin prevalence table is compiled monthly from virus reports received by Virus Bulletin; both directly, and from other companies who pass on their statistics.
Until recently, malware on mobile devices had not been used for organized crime involving large amounts of money. This changed when the infamous Zeus gang, known for targeting online banking, started to show a clear interest in infecting mobile phones and released a new version of their bot to propagate a trojan for mobile phones. Axelle Apvrille and Kyle Yang present an in-depth analysis of the Zitmo trojan.
Raul Alvarez takes a look at a lesser known stealth technology - the alternate data stream.
Previously Terry Zink has looked at how SMTP works, email headers, SPF, SenderID and DKIM. But what about some practical realities? How well do these technologies work in real life? Can we use them to solve actual problems? Here he describes a real case in which SPF and SenderID were combined to solve a problem.
With a staggering 69 products on this month's VB100 test bench, the VB lab team hoped to see plenty of reliability and stability. But, while the majority of products were well behaved, the team was woefully disappointed by a handful of unruly participants. John Hawes has all the details.
Must-attend events in the anti-malware industry - dates, locations and further details.