‘The collection of detailed statistics, their interpretation and analysis, combined with the desire to improve society, resolved many of the problems of the industrial revolution. The same approaches can be used today to end the high-risk work practices that leak data, to drive the adoption of best practices, and to provide the justification for investments in better security.’ Martin Lee, Symantec.
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Zortob didn't make big headlines when it first appeared a little over a year ago, but a new generation of the malware hitting the lab's honeypots prompted Dong Xie to take a closer look.
We have seen viruses with binary components, viruses with script components, and viruses with binary components that drop script components. Now comes a virus whose binary component executes its script component directly in memory by using a binary interface, instead of dropping the script component first. Peter Ferrie has the details.
Blackhole has been the major player in the exploit kit market for a while now, but the Sweet Orange and ProPack kits have recently entered the market and are rapidly gaining in popularity. Aditya Sood and colleagues take a look at advancements in the design of the new kits on the block.
In the first part of this series Aleksander Czarnowski covered the background information needed to understand the principles of ARM shellcoding. In this follow-up article he moves on to dissect some previously crafted shellcode.
While 17 out of 19 complete anti‑spam solutions performed well enough to earn a VBSpam award, 15 of them missed more spam than they did in the last test. Martijn Grooten has the details.
Must-attend events in the anti-malware industry - dates, locations and further details.