An article from Virus Bulletin, June 2010, that looks at the controversy around anti-malware products and product testing at the 2010 iAWACS/ESIEA/EICAR events.
David Harley, Pwn2kill, EICAR, and AV: Scientific and Pragmatic Research, June 2010, Virus Bulletin. Copyright is held by Virus Bulletin Ltd, but is made available on this site for personal use free of charge by permission of Virus Bulletin.
This was something of a precursor to a later AVAR paper by Lysa Myers, Eddy Willems and myself – Test Files and Product Evaluation: the Case for and against Malware Simulation – and an AMTSO guidelines paper – AMTSO Use and Misuse of Test Files – that covered much of the same ground.
David Harley CITP FBCS CISSP
Small Blue-Green World
ESET Senior Research Fellow