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December issue of VB published

The December issue of Virus Bulletin is now available for subscribers to download.

03 December 2012

Virus Bulletin announces VBWeb tests for web filters

Regular comparative tests will show which products offer best protection from malicious web traffic. (0 comments)

27 November 2012

Correction to VBSpam results

Spamhaus and SURBL results re-evaluated. (0 comments)

27 November 2012

Latest spam filter test shows spam catch rates have bounced back

Spam catch rates improve, but performance on phishing lags behind that on other spam. (0 comments)

21 November 2012

Do we need stronger email addresses?

Skype vulnerability allowed for account hijacking using only email address. (0 comments)

14 November 2012

November issue of VB published

The November issue of Virus Bulletin is now available for subscribers to download.

01 November 2012

FBI agent receives first J.D. Falk award

Thomas X. Grasso praised for starting DNSChanger working group. (0 comments)

26 October 2012

Weak cryptography keys allow others to add valid DKIM signatures to fake emails

512-bit key cracked within 72 hours. (0 comments)

25 October 2012

Anti-virus software significantly shortens life of banking trojans

Security software causes malware to run for less than a third as long. (0 comments)

24 October 2012

One in ten spam messages contains drive-by download link

80-fold increase in one month. (0 comments)

24 October 2012

VGrep: the rose revived

Virus Bulletin relaunches anti-malware name matching tool. (0 comments)

11 October 2012

October issue of VB published

The October issue of Virus Bulletin is now available for subscribers to download.

10 October 2012

Microsoft releases advisory offering workarounds for IE vulnerability

German government advises users to use alternative browser. (0 comments)

18 September 2012

Internet Explorer zero-day used in the wild

Dropped PoisonIvy trojan linked to 'Nitro' attacks. (0 comments)

17 September 2012

Air Force Major Abacha Tunde needs your help

419 scam asks you to help release funds to get Nigerian astronaut back to earth. (0 comments)

14 September 2012

VB2012 last-minute papers announced

Hot topics to be covered at VB conference in Dallas. (0 comments)

12 September 2012

Gach do bonn a mbaineann a chur chugainn

Why cybercriminals may have a reason for using Irish language in a ransomware scam. (0 comments)

10 September 2012

From spear phishing to watering holes

Symantec reports increase in 'watering hole attacks'. (0 comments)

7 September 2012

September issue of VB published

The September issue of Virus Bulletin is now available for subscribers to download.

4 September 2012

August issue of VB published

The August issue of Virus Bulletin is now available for subscribers to download.

6 August 2012

Latest VBSpam test results show drop in spam catch rates again

Downward trend in performance continues. (0 comments)

31 July 2012

Grum botnet's command-and-control servers shut down

Spam-sending botnet believed to be third largest in the world. (0 comments)

19 July 2012

Cybercriminals offering service flooding email, phone and SMS

DDoS-type attack could seriously disrupt business. (0 comments)

19 July 2012

Thousands of websites infected with .htaccess redirect attack

Various anti-detection methods applied. (0 comments)

6 July 2012

July issue of VB published

The July issue of Virus Bulletin is now available for subscribers to download.

2 July 2012

VBConnect: the Virus Bulletin conference goes social

New tool aims to enhance conference networking opportunities. (0 comments)

26 June 2012

Flame worm one of the most complex threats ever discovered

Malware possibly used for cyber-espionage. (0 comments)

30 May 2012

June issue of VB published

The June issue of Virus Bulletin is now available for subscribers to download.

28 May 2012

Microsoft to publish security bulletins in CVRF format

Standard will streamline process of reviewing patches. (0 comments)

22 May 2012

FBI warns against malware installed via hotel networks

Malware poses as fake update of popular software. (0 comments)

09 May 2012

May issue of VB published

The May issue of Virus Bulletin is now available for subscribers to download.

3 May 2012

Android malware served via compromised websites

Malware downloaded automatically, but requires user permission to be installed. (1 comment)

3 May 2012

PayPal spam leads to exploit kit

Clicking on links leads to Blackhole rather than phishing site. (0 comments)

2 May 2012

Significant rise in malicious spam and phishing

Over one quarter of malicious emails contain eight-year-old malware. (0 comments)

11 April 2012

Researchers find many popular sites serving drive-by downloads

10 million people exposed to malware served by 25,000 most visited sites alone. (0 comments)

4 April 2012

Android malware hides inside JPG image

New LeNa variant no longer depends on rooted devices. (0 comments)

4 April 2012

April issue of VB published

The April issue of Virus Bulletin is now available for subscribers to download.

2 April 2012

Microsoft Word for Mac exploit used in targeted attacks

Tibetan NGOs targeted. (1 comment)

28 March 2012

AV-Test issues latest results summary

Bi-monthly stats released for 31 consumer and business products. (1 comment)

26 March 2012

Spam catch rates drop in latest VBSpam test

Catch rates significantly lower than in previous months. (1 comment)

19 March 2012

March issue of VB published

The March issue of Virus Bulletin is now available for subscribers to download.

2 March 2012

'Unsubscribe' URL in junk fax leads to malware

Trojan downloader behind .co.cc URL. (0 comments)

24 February 2012

New Zeus/SpyEye botnet does away with command-and-control servers

Increasing use of UDP to avoid communication tracking. (1 comment)

22 February 2012

200-fold increase in HTML-attachment spam

Cutwail botnet likely behind campaign that sends users to Phoenix exploit kit. (0 comments)

16 February 2012

'Hotmail and Gmail have best spam filter' says Cascade spam test

Comparative test did not take false positives into account. (5 comments)

15 February 2012

February issue of VB published

The February issue of Virus Bulletin is now available for subscribers to download.

1 February 2012

Hacktivists hijack DNS of popular websites

Security at registrars may be weak link. (0 comments)

26 January 2012

New RFC describes best practices for running DNS-based lists

DNSBL users advised to avoid those lists that charge for delisting. (0 comments)

24 January 2012

Vulnerability turns McAfee's anti-malware solution into open relay

Flaw allows for spam to be sent through customers' PCs. (1 comment)

19 January 2012

AV-Test releases latest results

Business and consumer products achieve high pass rate. (0 comments)

18 January 2012

Sykipot trojan used to target smart cards

Defence companies among small number of targets. (0 comments)

13 January 2012

Spammers link to site containing QR code

Curious users may scan URL and end up on pharma websites. (0 comments)

10 January 2012

January issue of VB published

The January issue of Virus Bulletin is now available for subscribers to download.

4 January 2012

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