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Regional threats

Kaoru Hayashi examines the increase in attacks that are targeted at specific geographic regions or languages.

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Malware Penetration Index: a new virus metric

Oren Drori and Nicky Pappo introduce their new model for calculating malware penetration probability during an outbreak.

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Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight

'The industry needs to look at what can be done to increase its defences, and provide innovative solutions.' Joshua Corman, Internet Security Systems.

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A Different look at the rootkit installation process

Aleksander Czarnowski (AVET Information and Network Security)

Aleksander Czarnowski takes a look at one of the largely undocumented aspects of penetration testing: rootkit installation for profiling system security at local level.

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Problems for AV vendors: some thoughts

'I see drowning in new malware as one of the main issues facing the AV industry today.’ Eugene Kaspersky, Kaspersky Lab.

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VB Comparative: Red Hat Linux 9 - April 2006

The main competition amongst products this month seemed to be as to which could have the least useful documentation – find out which products redeemed themselves by achieving a VB 100%.

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Not a feeble attempt

Viktor Johasz details Worm.Feebs.AF.

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A small step for Mac OS X

Glyn Kennington has the details of OSX/Leap-A.

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Stories from the DRM world: the Settec case

Months after Sony got into trouble for using rootkit functionality in the DRM protection of audio media, the word 'rootkit' is still hitting the headlines. This time the trouble comes in the form of DVD movies containing DRM software from Settec.…

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Why is PayPal phishing ... a serious business?

It is no longer unusual to receive a PayPal phishing email, but over recent months the phenomenon has become increasingly serious as the fake emails and websites set up by those behind the scams have become harder to distinguish from the genuine…

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