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Signature updates vs BCP

Aleksander Czarnowski (AVET Information and Network Security)

Would you ever expect a well established anti-virus company to fail to provide you with signature updates? Would your company's security policy be ready to deal with such a situation?

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Inside the Windows Meta File format

The Windows Meta File (WMF) format has received a lot of attention over recent weeks. Peter Ferrie looks at why.

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What threats may come

'A serious threat in 2006 will be multi-stage, targeted phishing attacks.' Tomer Honen, Aladdin Knowledge Systems.

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VB Comparative: Windows NT 4 Workstation - February 2006

Matt Ham fully expected a bumper harvest of VB 100% awards this month, simply due to the familiarity of the Windows NT platform to the developers.

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Learning from Sony: an external perspective

Dan Kaminsky takes a long hard look at the reaction (or lack thereof) of the AV industry to the Sony rootkit incident and assesses the consequences.

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Does Bayesian poisoning exist?

A common criticism of statistical spam filters (such as SpamBayes, DSPAM and POPFile) is that they can be 'poisoned' by inserting random words into spam messages. John Graham-Cumming looks at the evidence and attempts to answer the question: does…

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AVAR 2005: wired to wireless, hacker to cyber-criminal?

Righard Zwienenberg reports on the 8th annual AVAR conference in Tianjin, China.

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Ally in our defences

'Information is ... our lifeblood for details about computer threats, impact and activity.' Jeannette Jarvis, The Boeing Company.

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Cooperative heuristics

John D. Park attempts to teach an anti-virus scanner to 'think' like a human analyst.

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The real reason for the decline of the macro virus

Dr Vesselin Bontchev shares some of his expert knowledge and reveals the real reason for the decline of the macro virus.

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