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VB Comparative: Windows 2000 Server - October 2006

John Hawes serves up another VB comparative - this month, he puts 26 AV products through their paces on Windows 2000 Server and finds 18 of them worthy of a VB 100%.

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Scanning embedded objects in Word XML files

Christoph Alme looks at the embedding of arbitrary objects into Word 2003 XML files and shows why finding them and passing them onto the virus scanner is not such a 'walk in the park' as one might expect.

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AV Testing SANS virus creation

David Harley writes to the director of research at the SANS Institute to express his concerns about Consumer Reports' AV testing methodology.

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I spy

David Harley reviews Combating Spyware in the Enterprise.

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The world of botnets

Alan Solomon and Gadi Evron take a look into the world of botnets.

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Respecting the testing

'Competition for good test results, and so for respect, trust and strong sales, feeds development and innovation.' John Hawes, Virus Bulletin, UK

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War of the words

David Harley reviews Robert Slade's Dictionary of Information Security.

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Gatt got your tongue?

One of the most popular tools for an anti-virus researcher is the Interactive Disassembler (IDA), and its IDC scripting language has become the latest target, thanks to W32/Gatt. Peter Ferrie has the details.

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Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0

John Hawes takes an indepth look at Kaspersky's current home-user offering.

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Raising the bar: Rustock and advances in rootkits

Recently a new type of rootkit was discovered in the wild and it is unique given the techniques it uses. Elia Florio and Prashant Pathak take an indepth look at Backdoor.Rustock.A.

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