‘Hoaxers ... use a form of memetic malware (‘viruses of the mind’) in order to reprogram system users.' David Harley, ESET.
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.
The Andromeda bot is flexible and dynamic. Its modular structure allows it to enhance its abilities in different fields simply by installing different modules. He Xu takes a close look at the Andromeda botnet.
Strong encryption and sophisticated algorithms are not necessarily what make a piece of malware persistent. Rather, it is the use of a cocktail of techniques that ensures the longevity of malware in the wild. Raul Alvarez looks at some of the techniques used by W32/Kolab.
Ruhai Zhang takes a look at the cat-and-mouse game of exploit samples, focusing on the widely used CVE-2012-0158 vulnerability.
This month's VBSpam test showed an upturn in average spam catch rates after the decline seen earlier in the year - with 19 out of 20 full solutions earning VBSpam certification. The test also highlighted the fact that spam sent from web hosts poses a bigger challenge for most filters than spam sent from other sources. Martijn Grooten has the details.
Must-attend events in the anti-malware industry - dates, locations and further details.