This Throwback Thursday, we turn the clock back to March 2003, when VB reported on a piece of research investigating the psychological toll inflicted by computer viruses.
One could argue that there is more to be feared from the malware infections of today than those of yesteryear — after all, today's malware may lead to identity theft, serious financial loss, loss of intellectual property and more. But 14 years ago virus infections were already causing anxiety, frustration and anger among those affected, and in 2003, VB reported on a piece of research investigating the psychological toll inflicted by computer viruses.
Last-minute papers, steganography competition and foosball tournament.
Whether you have already registered or are thinking of doing so, there are some important things that are worth knowing about the event.
This Throwback Thursday, we turn the clock back to July 2000, when we were already being warned that virus scanners were no longer enough.
How many times have we heard commentators claim that anti-virus is dead? After all, in the current threat landscape, who would use a system that relies solely on signatures of previously seen malware? In fact, AV moved well beyond signatures — even heuristic signatures — a long time ago.
Fifteen years ago, many of the technologies that complement signature scanning today had yet to be implemented, but even back then, industry members were cautioning against over-reliance on virus scanners.
Raul Alvarez performs low-level analysis of information-stealing trojan.
The Gamker information-stealing trojan (also known as Shiz) has been around for a few years. It made the news back in 2013 when it was found to target SAP applications.
Today, we publish an article by Fortinet researcher Raul Alvarez who performed a low-level analysis of the trojan, in which he focused on its code injection and API-hooking routines.