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.
On September 12-13th 1991, some 150 delegates and 20 speakers from four continents assembled at the Hotel de France in St. Helier, Jersey for the first International Virus Bulletin Conference. VB's then editor Ed Wilding provided a full round-up of…Read more
While it is not easy to establish the origins of a computer virus, and it is rare that positive indicators as to authorship can be found by examining virus code, there are a number of notable exceptions to this. Dr. Jan Hruska takes us through some…Read more
What is the psychological toll inflicted by computer viruses? In 2003, psychiatrist Dr H.W. LeBourgeois, of Tulane University of New Orleans, ran a study to attempt to answer this question, revealing some interesting findings.Read more
Malware authors are constantly working on new ways to defeat automation systems, for example by packing their samples in order to increase the length of time it takes for their malware to be detected. Ke Zhang recently came across a custom packer…Read more
Even in July 2000, Martin Overton feared that if we didn't break out of the ‘virus-scanner-is-king’ mindset, we would be doomed to keep repeating the same mistakes forever. He put forward some suggestions for dealing with the then-current malware…Read more
Gamker is an information-stealing trojan which uses simple decryption, then drops a copy of itself using a random filename and injects itself into a different process. Raul Alvarez looks into its code injection routine and at the twists in its…Read more
Nearly a year after the Microsoft takedown of Vitalwerks’ dynamic DNS service No-IP, the NJRat malware campaign has re-spawned and has started making its way back to No-IP’s DDNS domains. This time, however, the malware authors are more cautious and…Read more