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:
Even in July 2000, Martin Overton feared that if we didn't break out of the ‘virus-scanner-is-king’ mindset, we would be doomed to keep repeating the same mistakes forever. He put forward some suggestions for dealing with the then-current malware problems.
Gamker is an information-stealing trojan which uses simple decryption, then drops a copy of itself using a random filename and injects itself into a different process. Raul Alvarez looks into its code injection routine and at the twists in its API-hooking routine.
Eugene Kaspersky describes the headache facing the virus analyst of 1999.
In this short version of the July 2015 VBSpam report, Martijn Grooten provides a summary of the results of the 38th VBSpam test as well as some information on ‘the state of spam’.
Nearly a year after the Microsoft takedown of Vitalwerks’ dynamic DNS service No-IP, the NJRat malware campaign has re-spawned and has started making its way back to No-IP’s DDNS domains. This time, however, the malware authors are more cautious and they are finding several new ways to escape anti-virus detection. Abhishek Bhuyan and Ankit Anubhav take a close look at the Middle Eastern NJRat campaign.
Shortly after the publication of the 1994 NCC survey on breaches of IT security, Chris Hook asked: what is the nature of the real virus problem, and how much does it cost?
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