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VB tests the web security products that play an important role in fending off web-based threats

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Oct 24, 2019

The web continues to be a major infection vector for malware and credential-stealing threats. In the VBWeb tests, we measure products' ability to block such threats and certify products that perform a good job at doing so.

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VB2019 papers: Emotet and Ryuk

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Oct 23, 2019

Today we publish VB2019 papers by Luca Nagy (Sophos) on Emotet and Gabriela Nicolao and Luciano Martins (Deloitte) on Ryuk, as well as the corresponding videos of their presentations.

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Responsible madness?

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Oct 22, 2019

The debate on responsible disclosure is about as old as IT security itself. In a guest post for Virus Bulletin Robert Neumann suggests we need to reconsider a one-size-fits-all solution and instead look for a well-respected independent organization to handle security issues.

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VB2019 paper: Geost botnet. The story of the discovery of a new Android banking trojan from an OpSec error

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Oct 21, 2019

OpSec mistakes are what lead to many malware discoveries, and in the case of the Geost Android botnet the mistake was a really interesting one. Today we publish the VB2019 paper by Sebastian García, Maria Jose Erquiaga and Anna Shirokova on the Geost botnet, as well as the recording of Sebastian and Anna presenting their research in London.

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Analysis of malware responsible for sextortion spam that mines for Monero on the side

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Oct 14, 2019

VB2019 Platinum partner Reason Cybersecurity presents a threat analysis report on the Save Yourself malware.

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Guest blog: Threat intelligence – a unifying force of the future

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Oct 4, 2019

In a guest blog post VB2019 Platinum partner Reason Cybersecurity looks to the future of threat intelligence.

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Guest blog: Why we should be paying more attention to Linux threats

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Sep 25, 2019

In a guest blog post VB2019 Silver partner Intezer outlines the importance of paying attention to Linux threats.

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New Emotet spam campaign continues to bypass email security products

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Sep 18, 2019

On Monday, the infamous Emotet malware resumed its spam campaign to spread the latest version of the malware. As before, the malware successfully bypasses many email security products.

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Book review: Cyberdanger: Understanding and Guarding Against Cybercrime

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Sep 16, 2019

Security researcher Paul Baccas reviews Eddy Willems' book 'Cyberdanger'.

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Programme for VB2019 Threat Intelligence Practitioners' Summit announced

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Sep 13, 2019

In the mini-summit, which forms part of VB2019 (the 29th Virus Bulletin International Conference), eight sessions will focus on all aspects of threat intelligence collecting, using and sharing.

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