Category Archives: David Harley

AVAR conference paper 2007

In 2007, Andrew Lee and I co-wrote and presented a paper at the AVAR conference in Seoul on Testing, Testing: Anti-Malware Evaluation for the Enterprise. It’s obtainable from the ESET WeLiveSecurity site here.

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AVAR conference paper 2003

Email virus detection and blocking is not by itself good incident management (catchy title, huh?) was written for and presented at the 2003 AVAR conference in Sydney. Continue reading

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New Conference Paper: Virus Bulletin 2013

[Correction: in the paper Mac Hacking: the Way to Better Testing? it’s incorrectly implied that independent tester Thomas Reed tested with on-demand scanning rather than on-access scanning because he believed that it was how detection would happen in most real-world situations. … Continue reading

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Virus Bulletin article, May 2013

David Harley,  Botnets of the Mind, February 2012, 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. Edited extract: ‘Hoaxers … use a … Continue reading

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Virus Bulletin article, August 2010

Another of my pet hobby horses: Mac security. This was commentary on popular attitudes to and misconceptions about Mac security, in the light of a survey conducted by ESET. No PDF version at the moment so here’s the link: Apple … Continue reading

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Virus Bulletin, November 2007

This isn’t actually one of my articles (so it has to be just a link to the version on the Virus Bulletin site): it was written by Martin Overton. However, it’s a review of a book called The AVIEN Malware … Continue reading

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Virus Bulletin article, January 2007

An article for Virus Bulletin from a more personal angle, looking back over 17 years in and around the malware management business. (I first became involved with that aspect of security the same year that Virus Bulletin itself came into existence.) … Continue reading

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Virus Bulletin article, November 2006

An article for Virus Bulletin on the popular conception of the anti-malware industry as a (sometimes) necessary evil. Here’s a bit of a teaser: …we are mistrusted by our customers, by the media, and especially by other sectors of the security industry. … Continue reading

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Virus Bulletin article, October 2006

One thing that tends to get the anti-malware industry hot under the collar, or at any rate those of us with an interest in sound malware testing. Testing with malware created with the tester. In fact, several things about an … Continue reading

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Virus Bulletin article, March 2011

This VB_Cocoa_article is not a comparison of the highly desirable qualities of Victoria Bitter and a comforting chocolate drink, but an article I wrote a while back for  Virus Bulletin: to be precise, a review of Graham J. Lee’s excellent book on … Continue reading

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