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September 25, 2012  8:34 PM

Email attacks still highly successful attack vector



Posted by: Robert Westervelt
malware, Security Wire Weekly, spam

Ali Mesdaq a security researcher at FireEye Inc. explains why malicious file attachments are still a highly successful attack vector for cybercriminals. Automated attack toolkits, spambots and targeted attackers typically use the old standby technique because it works. FireEye has found a spike in...

August 8, 2012  2:38 PM

Adam O’Donnell on antimalware evolution at Black Hat 2012



Posted by: Robert Westervelt
Black Hat, malware, mobile security, Security Wire Weekly

Adam O'Donnell of Sourcefire talks about the future of antimalware. Malware analysis tools are improving, but enterprises need to invest in forensics teams to better understand emerging threats. Antivirus vendors face the daunting challenge of adapting mobile platforms, O'Donnell says. Mobile will...


January 19, 2012  4:29 PM

Mapping malware networks



Posted by: Robert Westervelt
malware, Security Wire Weekly

Chris Larsen, a senior malware researcher with Blue Coat Systems explains how his research team maps malware networks to gain a better understanding of attack infrastructure. Researchers at Blue Coat Systems Inc. have been mapping malware to better understand malware delivery....


November 22, 2011  9:11 PM

Should security pros be thankful in 2011?



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
malware, Security Wire Weekly

Do security pros have something to be thankful for in 2011? James Lyne of Sophos discusses some of the lessons learned this year and whether security defenses are keeping pace with attack techniques.


August 17, 2011  8:56 PM

Spear phishing and targeted attacks



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
malware, Security Wire Weekly, spam, Spear phishing

Catalin Cosoi, head of the online threats lab at BitDefender on spam and malware analysis, the...


June 15, 2011  1:06 PM

How hacker chatter can bolster defenses



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
cybercriminals, malware, Security Wire Weekly

Rob Rachwald, director of security strategy at Imperva discusses the firm's latest research into the cybercriminal...


January 28, 2011  2:36 PM

NetWitness’ CSO on targeted malware



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
malware, Security Wire Weekly

Eddie Schwartz, CSO of network analysis firm NetWitness, talks about targeted malware and the company's new Spectrum...


November 3, 2010  2:08 PM

Malware writers and memory dumping



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
malware, Security Wire Weekly

Jibran Ilyas, a computer forensics investigator and malware researcher and Nicholas J. Percoco, senior vice president of...


September 2, 2010  3:56 PM

Joe Stewart: Botnets are hard to bring down



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
botnets, malware

Botnet and malware expert Joe Stewart explains why it is difficult for security teams to take down botnets. Stewart,...


July 28, 2010  9:28 PM

Black Hat 2010: Greg Hoglund on malware attribution and fingerprinting



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
Black Hat, malware, Security Wire Weekly

Greg Hoglund, founder of HB Gary Inc., presented his work on malware attribution and fingerprinting today at Black Hat in...


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