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.
Several conference papers to deal with targeted attacks.
There was a time when analyses of malware and viruses at the Virus Bulletin conference used the number of infections as a measure of the harm done. And while there are still many talks on what is now referred to as 'opportunistic malware', targeted attacks, or APTs, have become a prominent feature of recent conference programmes. VB2015 is no exception.
Those who think that cyber-espionage attacks are the domain of the global superpowers should attend the talk by Check Point researchers Yaniv Balmas, Shahar Tal and Ron Davidson. They will present a paper analysing a custom-made trojan called 'Explosive', which was used by the Volatile Cedar campaign (which we blogged about in April). This campaign has been traced to an actor operating out of Lebanon.