The good, the bad and the blurring boundaries (comment); Metafile art class (feature); Strike me down, and I shall become more powerful! (feature); System cleaning: getting rid of malware from infected PCs (feature); EICAR 2008, c'était merveilleux! (conference report); VB100: Ubuntu Linux 8.04LTS Server Edition (comparative review)
'The reality is that the distinction between legitimate and malicious software is an ever blurring line.’ Greg Day, McAfee
Red faces all round as infected USB sticks handed out.
EU information security body says European countries need to improve information security; annual report card shows US federal agencies don't all comply with security rules.
Malware prevalence report
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Like its predecessor the Windows Metafile Format, the Enhanced Metafile Format has proven to be susceptible to misappropriation. Dennis Elser provides an in-depth description of a recent remotely exploitable file format vulnerability within the Windows graphics device interface (GDI).
The rootkit that has been dubbed one of the stealthiest ever seen in the wild is back – with improved defences and new stealth code. Aditya Kapoor and Rachit Mathur look at recent developments in the MBR rootkit.
Maik Morgenstern and Andreas Marx argue the importance of testing the system cleaning capabilities of anti-malware products and describe how it can be done.
Eddy Willems provides a roundup of this year's EICAR conference in Laval, France.
John Hawes dusts off his Linux skills for a comparative review of anti-malware products on the Ubuntu Server platform. Check out which of the 15 products were awarded VB100 status and which failed to make the grade.
Must-attend events in the anti-malware industry - dates, locations and further details.
Anti-spam news; Is your spam filter really adaptive? (Probably not) (feature)