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Black Hat and Defcon - too hot for many

Although one always hears about 'Black Hat and DEFCON', they are in fact two very different events. VB's intrepid reporter (aka AV industry miscreant) has a report on each.

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The Common Malware Enumeration (CME) initiative

The Common Malware Enumeration (CME) initiative is a new effort headed by the US-CERT, which aims to match a unique identifier to each threat. Jimmy Kuo and Desiree Beck explain how it is hoped this initiative will help alleviate the 'virus-naming…

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McAfee Virusscan Online

Detailed testing and analysis of McAfee VirusScan Online.

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New malware distribution methods threaten signature-based AV

In this article, we identify two new malware distribution methods: short-span attacks and serial variant attacks. We describe their particular distribution patterns, the development of recent attacks, and the potential dangers they present.

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Symbian OS - mysterious playground for new malware

In the last year or two, an increasing number of Symbian threats have been reported. While there are not yet many malware writers who are interested in the Symbian OS, this may soon change. Robert Wang asks: is the Symbian OS in danger of further…

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The trouble with rootkits

Rootkits are a fast-emerging security threat which can hide malware from conventional security tools. So how do they do this, and what can you do about them?

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What's coming? Windows XP 64-bit

This article was prompted by the arrival of Windows XP 64-bit, early in June 2005. after deciding to install the new operating system, as normal, Peter Morley assumed that he would be able to use it in the way in which he was accustomed. How wrong…

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Evolution from a honeypot to a distributed honey net

For increased intrusion detection efficiency, more and more honeypots must be set up in different locations, especially in different subnets. Usually this requires a large amount of administration effort, involving fine-tuning each of the honeypots'…

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The Microsoft Windows CE platform

Since there is a lot of confusion over what, exactly, encompasses the Microsoft Windows Mobile platform, VB’s Technical Editor Morton Swimmer has provided the following brief run-down of the variations of the system.

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The future's bright for (ex-)virus writers

Costin Raiu (Kaspersky Lab)

Sasser author Sven Jaschan walked away free from a German court last month after receiving a 21-month suspended sentence for his crimes. With a job offer already in the bag, his future could be rosy. Costin Raiu looks at the fate of Jaschan and other…

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