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VB2017 video: Client Maximus raises the bar

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 09:47
At VB2017, IBM Trusteer researcher Omer Agmon, presented a 'last-minute' paper in which he analysed the Client Maximum trojan, which targets Brazilian users of online banking. Today, we release the recording of his presentation.

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The security industry is genuinely willing to help you do good work

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 14:54
For those organizations working for the public good, security vendors are often willing to offer their services for free, or for very low cost.

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VB2018 preview: Unpacking the packed unpacker: reversing an Android anti-analysis library

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:46
At VB2018, Google researcher Maddie Stone will present an analysis of the multi-layered 'WeddingCake' anti-analysis library used by many Android malware families.

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VB2018 preview: From drive-by download to drive-by mining

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:03
At VB2018, Malwarebytes researcher Jérôme Segura will discuss the rise of drive-by cryptocurrency mining, explaining how it works and putting it in the broader context of changes in the cybercrime landscape.

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Red Eyes threat group targets North Korean defectors

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 11:37
A research paper by AhnLab researcher Minseok Cha looks at the activities of the Red Eyes threat group (also known as Group 123 and APT 37), whose targets include North Korean defectors, as well as journalists and human rights defenders focused on North Korea.

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VB announces Threat Intelligence Summit to take place during VB2018

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:25
We are very excited to announce a special summit, as part of VB2018, that will be dedicated to all aspects of threat intelligence.

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VB2018 Small Talk: An industry approach for unwanted software criteria and clean requirements

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 12:45
An industry approach for defining and detecting unwanted software to be presented and discussed at the Virus Bulletin conference.

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VB2018 call for last-minute papers opened

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 11:59
The call for last-minute papers for VB2018 is now open. Submit before 2 September to have your abstract considered for one of the nine slots reserved for 'hot' research.

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VB2017 paper and update: Browser attack points still abused by banking trojans

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 12:50
At VB2017, ESET researchers Péter Kalnai and Michal Poslušný looked at how banking malware interacts with browsers. Today we publish their paper, share the video of their presentation, and also publish a guest blog post from Péter, in which he summarises the recent developments in this space.

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New paper: Does malware based on Spectre exist?

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 11:36
It is likely that, by now, everyone in computer science has at least heard of the Spectre attack, and many excellent explanations of the attack already exist. But what is the likelihood of finding Spectre being exploited on Android smartphones?

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More VB2018 partners announced

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 12:52
We are excited to announce several more companies that have partnered with VB2018.

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Malware authors' continued use of stolen certificates isn't all bad news

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 12:32
A new malware campaign that uses two stolen code-signing certificates shows that such certificates continue to be popular among malware authors. But there is a positive side to malware authors' use of stolen certificates.

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Save the dates: VB2019 to take place 2-4 October 2019

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 11:20
Though the location will remain under wraps for a few more months, we are pleased to announce the dates for VB2019, the 29th Virus Bulletin International Conference.

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Necurs update reminds us that the botnet cannot be ignored

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 11:04
The operators of the Necurs botnet, best known for being one of the most prolific spam botnets of the past few years, have pushed out updates to its client, which provide some important lessons about why malware infections matter.

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Nominations opened for fifth Péter Szőr Award

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 13:32
Virus Bulletin has opened nominations for the fifth annual Péter Szőr Award, for the best piece of technical security research published between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018.

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.SettingContent-ms files remind us that it is features, not bugs we should be most concerned about

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 12:14
Security researcher Matt Nelson has discovered how .SettingContent-ms files can be embedded into Office files to deliver malware.

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