The Virus Bulletin newsletter (Jan 2009)

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The Virus Bulletin newsletter
January 2009 edition now available on www.virusbtn.com

Happy new year from the Virus Bulletin team.

NEW YEAR, NEW ANTI-MALWARE JOB?

Looking for a job in the anti-malware industry? Looking to
recruit? The VB job directory provides a central point where
anybody interested in a job in the anti-malware field can find
the relevant information. Jobs are searchable by country, date
and keyword, and recruiters can post and update their own ads
free of charge. See http://www.virusbtn.com/resources/jobs /


For subscribers, the January issue of Virus Bulletin offers:

  * Welcome 2009: What will 2009 bring for computer security?
    Will we have a better year than the last one? Graham Cluley
    makes some predictions.
    http://www.virusbtn.com/vba/2009/01/vb200901-comment

  * Anti-unpacker tricks - part two: New anti-unpacking tricks
    continue to be developed because the older ones are
    constantly being defeated. Peter Ferrie describe some tricks
    that might become common in the future, along with some
    countermeasures.
    http://www.virusbtn.com/vba/2009/01/vb200901-anti-unpacker-tricks

  * A day in the life of an average user: Are we being attacked
    every minute? Gabor Szappanos researches the dangers of being
    an average computer user.
    http://www.virusbtn.com/vba/2009/01/vb200901-day-in-life

  * Advancing malware techniques 2008: Alisa Shevchenko presents
    an overview of protection bypassing techniques found in
    current Windows-targeting malware.

http://www.virusbtn.com/vba/2009/01/vb200901-advancing-malware-techniques

  * MicroWorld eScan Internet Security 10: The VB testing team
    put MicroWorld Technologies' eScan Internet Security Suite
    through its paces and find a top-class level of protection
    with much to offer.
 http://www.virusbtn.com/vba/2009/01/vb200901-escan-internet-security

  * Introducing VB anti-spam testing: Virus Bulletin has decided
    to use the experience gained during more than a decade of
    anti-malware comparative testing to develop a regular
    anti-spam product test. Martijn Grooten outlines the proposed
    test set-up.
    http://www.virusbtn.com/sba/2009/01/sb200901-antispam-testing



DIARY DATES

Get your diaries for the must-attend events coming up in the next
8-10 weeks (for a full list of upcoming anti-malware events for
the rest of the year see http://www.virusbtn.com/news/calendar /):

  - FIRST Technical Colloquium on Computer Security Incident
    Handling 2009. January 19-21. Riga, Latvia. See
    http://www.first.org /

  - Black Hat DC 2009. February 16-19. Washington, DC. USA. See
    http://www.blackhat.com /

  - MAAWG 15 (members only). February 17-19. San Francisco, CA,
    USA. See http://www.maawg.org/news/events /

  - CanSecWest. March 16-20. Vancouver, Canada. See
    http://cansecwest.com /

  - Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit 2009. March
    23-24. London, UK. See
    http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=749726

  - SecurAsia Congress. March 25-26. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia See
    http://www.securasia-congress.com /

  - Black Hat Europe 2009. April 14-17. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    See http://www.blackhat.com /

  - RSA Conference 2009. April 20-24. San Francisco, CA, USA. See
    http://www.rsaconference.com/2009/US /

  - Computer Forensics Show. April 27-29. Washington, DC, USA.
    See http://www.computerforensicshow.com /

  - Infosecurity Europe 2009. April 28-30. London, UK. See
    http://www.infosec.co.uk /

  - CARO Workshop 2009. May 04-05. Budapest, Hungary. See
    http://www.caro2009.com /

  - EICAR 2009. May 11-12. Berlin, Germany. See
    http://eicar.org/conference/index.htm

  - Counter e-Crime Operations Summit. May 12-14. Barcelona,
    Spain. See http://www.antiphishing.org /

  - NISC 10. May 20-22. St Andrews, Scotland. See
    http://www.nisc.org.uk /

  - VB2009. September 23-24 2009. Geneva, Switzerland. See
    http://www.virusbtn.com/conference/vb2009/index

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