Between 1989 and 2014, VB published the monthly, subscriber-based Virus Bulletin magazine. The Bulletin is a continuation of that publication, but with more frequent releases - the Bulletin is available free of charge and requires no registration.
On a regular basis (at least once a month), the Bulletin provides:
- Thought-provoking news and opinions from respected members of the security industry.
- Detailed analyses of the latest threats.
- Feature-length articles exploring new developments and techniques in the global threat landscape.
- Updates on the latest global cybercrime strategies.
- Comparative reviews featuring the unique VB100 and VBSpam award schemes.
Some of our recent articles:
Being able to find files that are similar to a particular file is quite useful, although it can be difficult to handle at scale. It can often require an infeasible number of comparisons, which need to take place outside of a database. In an attempt to make this task more manageable, Brian Wallace has devised an optimization to ssDeep comparisons, which drastically decreases the time required to compare files.
In November 2003, Martin Lee summarized from a UK perspective the various legislative attempts to ban the abuse of email by law.
Aditya K. Sood and Rohit Bansal look at a different side of an exploit kit: the interface used by the malware authors who rely on exploit kits to get their malware installed on victims' machines.
In February 2000, distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attacks disrupted some of the largest websites – CNN, MSN, Yahoo and others – sites designed to serve millions of pages per day. So Nick FitzGerald asked: what are DDoS attacks? How might they affect you and what should you do to avoid them?
The banking trojan Shifu appears to inherit some of its features from several other well-known banking trojans. Floser Bacurio and Wayne Low decided to take a close look at one of its droppers.
In July 2002, Andrew Lee explained why an effective hoax could be as damaging as a mass-mailed fast-burning virus, and questioned whether we should begin to classify hoaxes as malware.
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