Social networking meets social engineering (comment); Flying solo (malware analysis); Geneva convention (conference report); 7th German Anti Spam Summit (conference report); Anti-phishing landing page: turning a 404 into a teachable moment (feature); An update on spamming botnets: are we losing the war? (feature); Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition SP2 x86 (comparative review)
'Just when we thought things couldn’t get any more volatile, along came social networking.' Jeff Aboud, In-Focus Marketing.
Malware prevalence report
The Virus Bulletin prevalence table is compiled monthly from virus reports received by Virus Bulletin; both directly, and from other companies who pass on their statistics.
Continuing his series of analyses of viruses contained in the EOF-rRlf-DoomRiderz virus zine, Peter Ferrie looks at a virus named ‘Pilot’.
Ponnurangam Kumaraguru and colleagues describe a collaborative project between the Anti-Phishing Working Group and Carnegie Mellon University that aims to educate users about the dangers of phishing by displaying an educational message in place of phishing sites that have been taken down.
Marios Kokkodis and Michalis Faloutsos present the results of an empirical study of spamming activity, discussing the temporal spreading of spammers across the IP space and illustrating the evolution of high-activity spamming IP spaces.
This month VB's test team put 26 products to the test on Windows Server 2008. John Hawes has the full results.
Must-attend events in the anti-malware industry - dates, locations and further details.