Category Archives: EICAR

Virus Bulletin article, June 2010

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 … Continue reading

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EICAR Paper (11): PIN Holes: Numeric Passcodes and Mnemonic Strategies

This is the second paper I presented at the EICAR 2012 conference in Lisbon. As before, It’s posted here rather than on the ESET resources page for conference papers in accordance with EICAR’s copyright stipulation that EICAR conference papers be posted … Continue reading

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EICAR Paper (10): After AMTSO: a funny thing happened on the way to the forum

This is one of two papers I presented at the 2012 EICAR conference in Lisbon. After AMTSO: a funny thing happened on the way to the forum Here’s the abstract: Imagine a world where security product testing is really, really useful. Testers … Continue reading

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EICAR paper (9): Security Software & Rogue Economics: New Technology or New Marketing?

This is a paper I presented in 2011 at the EICAR conference in Krems, Austria, on “Security Software & Rogue Economics: New Technology or New Marketing?” Here’s the abstract: A highlight of the 2009 Virus Bulletin Conference was a panel … Continue reading

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EICAR paper (8): Real Performance

This is a paper called “Real Performance?” written by Ján Vrabec and myself and presented at the 2010 EICAR Conference in Paris, available by kind permission of EICAR. Abstract: The methodology and categories used in performance testing of anti-malware products and their … Continue reading

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EICAR Paper (7): Perception, Security and Worms in the Apple

This paper on Apple security was written and presented at EICAR 2010 with Pierre-Marc Bureau, a friend and colleague at ESET, and Andrew Lee, then with K7 Computing but also a long-time friend and colleague and now CEO of ESET North America. … Continue reading

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EICAR Paper (6)Execution Context in Anti-Malware Testing

This is my 2009 EICAR paper, presented by Randy Abrams and myself on behalf of ESET  in Berlin. Abstract Anti-malware testing methodology remains a contentious area because many testers are insufficiently aware of the complexities of malware and anti-malware technology. … Continue reading

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