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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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In Dublin's fair city

VB2005 was a double record breaker - Virus Bulletin's longest and largest conference to date. We were delighted to welcome well over 360 delegates to The Burlington hotel in Dublin for the debut of the event's new longer format - and, for the second…

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The false positive disaster: Anti-Virus vs Winrar & Co

Andreas Marx (AV-TEST)

Andreas Marx reports on his extensive false positive testing of anti-virus software.

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IME as a possible keylogger

Using components of Windows multilingual support, it is possible to create a file that will capture keystrokes on a target system while using the OS to protect that file from removal or deletion. Masaki Suenaga explains how an IME could be used as a…

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In response to review comments

Kaspersky's David Emm comments on the KAV 5.0 writeup from last month's comparative review. Virus Bulletin's Matt Ham responds.

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NOD32 for Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/X64 with centralized management

Matt Ham Reviews the latest offering from Eset - NOD32 for Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/X64 with centralized management

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Is the boot on the other foot?

It adds insult to injury when the major media outlets misrepresent the facts.

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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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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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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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