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VB Comparative: Novell NetWare 6.5 - August 2006

John Hawes's first task as VB's new Technical Consultant was to run a comparative review of AV products for NetWare. See how John and the eight products fared.

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Star what?

A macro virus for StarOffice, or merely an intended? Vesselin Bontchev sets the record straight.

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Malicious Yahooligans

Making its appearance in June 2006, JS.Yamanner@m was the first webmail worm. Eric Chien has all the details.

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EU Spam Symposium 2006

Sorin Mustaca reports on the inaugural EU Spam Symposium.

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Blinding POPFile via a single-word attack

Olivier Guillion and John Graham-Cumming describe how it is possible to 'blind' the POPFile spam filter with a single-word attack.

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Hamfighting - how acceptable are false positives?

David Harley ponders the acceptability of false positives in the fight against spam.

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Phish fingering

David Harley reviews Lance James's new book: Phishing Exposed.

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Less is more

Richard Ford (Florida Institute of Technology)

'In a perfect world, it would be nice to have no updates at all – more isn’t better.' Richard Ford, Florida Institute of Technology, USA

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Malware, the new driver of PC sales

With a lack of killer applications to spur the market, is the PC industry developing an unhealthy reliance on malicious software? Brian McWilliams presents his thoughts.

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Tumours and polips

The W32/Polip virus caught the AV industry by surprise recently – we didn't expect to see a parasitic virus, and we certainly didn't expect to see anything of such apparent complexity. However, looks can be deceiving. Peter Ferrie reveals all.

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