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Collaboration between a number of security companies has led to the takedown of the WireX Android DDoS botnet. Efforts like these, and the fact that the companies involved all decided to publish the very same blog post, show the best side of the security industry. https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2017/08/wirex-ddos-botnet-takedown-shows-best-side-security-industry/
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Perhaps the question we should be asking about WannaCry is not "why do so many organizations allow unpatched machines to exist on their networks?" but "why doesn't patching work reasonably well most of the time?" https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2017/may/wannacry-shows-we-need-understand-why-organisations-dont-patch/
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The WannaCry ransomware has affected many organisations around the world, making it probably the worst and most damaging of its kind. But modern security is not necessarily powerless against such threats. https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2017/may/modern-security-software-not-powerless-against-threats-wannacry/
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In their VB2016 paper, Stormshield researchers Benoît Ancel and Mehdi Talbi introduced Haka, an open-source language to monitor, debug and control malicious network traffic. Both their paper and the video recording of their presentation are now available to read/view on www.virusbulletin.com. https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2017/04/vb2016-paper-debugging-and-monitoring-malware-network-activities-haka/
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Consumer spyware is a growing issue and one that can have serious consequences: its use is increasingly common in domestic violence. But do our threat models consider the attacker with physical access to, and inside knowledge of the victim? https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2017/04/consumer-spyware-serious-threat-different-threat-model/
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The call for papers for VB2017, which will take place 4-6 October in Madrid, Spain, is now open!
Have you analysed a new malware campaign? Tracked an APT actor? Discovered a new vulnerability? Developed a new tool? Launched a new security program? Then we want to hear from you! Submit an abstract for a chance to present your work at the 27th Virus Bulletin International Conference. https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2017/01/call-papers-vb2017/
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The latest VBSpam test brings good news: at least 199 out of every 200 emails containing a malicious attachment were blocked by email security solutions. All of the full solutions tested achieved a VBSpam award, with five earning a VBSpam+ award. https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2017/01/ransomware-would-be-so-much-worse-if-it-wasnt-email-security-solutions/
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"Another year has come to its end and the malware battle still rages on." In January 2004, Jamz Yaneza reflected on the year just ended and pondered what the coming year would have in store for the AV industry. https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2017/01/throwback-thursday-malware-battle-reflections-and-forecasts/
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At VB2016, ThreatConnect Director of Research Innovation Robert Simmons presented a paper on setting up an open source malware lab. Today, we share the accompanying paper and video. https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2017/01/vb2016-paper-open-source-malware-lab/
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