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An indispensable source of reference for anyone concerned with computer security, the Bulletin is the forum through which leading security researchers publish the latest security research and information in a bid to share knowledge with the security community. Publications cover the latest threats, new developments and techniques in the security landscape, opinions from respected members of the industry, and more. The Bulletin archives offer informative articles going back to 1989. Our editorial team is happy to hear from anyone interested in submitting a paper for publication.

Measuring and marketing spam filter accuracy

'Over 99% accurate!' 'Zero critical false positives!' '10 times more effective than a human!' Claims about the accuracy of spam filters abound in marketing literature and on company websites. Yet even the term 'accuracy' isn't accurate.

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Criss-cross

Cross-infector viruses demonstrate the flexibility of certain file formats. While some of these viruses have clearly been written to maximise their replication potential, most seem to have been written simply to show that it can be done. Peter Ferrie…

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VB Comparative: Windows 2003 Advanced Server - October 2005

27 products squeeze onto the Windows 2003 Advanced Server testing bench this month. Matt Ham has the details.

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Grey clouds on the horizon

PSGuard is a 'virus and spyware remover' program which is promoted through the Win32/Nsag infectors. While questionable in terms of motive, the program itself has no malicious payload. Roel Schouwenberg considers the problems 'light grey'…

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Time to embrace the digital age

Virus Bulletin editor Helen Martin talks about the future of the Virus Bulletin publication.

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Ending spam

John Graham-Cumming reviews: Ending spam by Jonathan A Zdziarski

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Vers & Virus

Eddy Willems reviews: Vers & Virus by François Paget.

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Zo-to-business

Apart from being large multinationals, what do CNN, UPS, the New York Times, General Electric and ABC News have in common? The answer is that they (reportedly) were all infected by Zotob. Martin Overton provides an overview of this summer's most…

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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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