Category Archives: Virus Bulletin

Virus Bulletin 2014 Conference Paper

So now that the 2014 Virus Bulletin conference is over, here’s the paper – my 15th VB paper! – written by Eugene Rodionov (ESET), Alexander Matrosov (Intel) and myself: Bootkits: past, present & future And here’s the abstract: Bootkit threats … 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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