The Virus Bulletin newsletter (Jan 2009)

Do you have a question? Post it now! No Registration Necessary.  Now with pictures!

The Virus Bulletin newsletter
January 2009 edition now available on

Happy new year from the Virus Bulletin team.


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 /

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.

  * 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

  * 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.

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

  * 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.

  * 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.


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 /):

  - FIRST Technical Colloquium on Computer Security Incident
    Handling 2009. January 19-21. Riga, Latvia. See /

  - Black Hat DC 2009. February 16-19. Washington, DC. USA. See /

  - MAAWG 15 (members only). February 17-19. San Francisco, CA,
    USA. See /

  - CanSecWest. March 16-20. Vancouver, Canada. See /

  - Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit 2009. March
    23-24. London, UK. See

  - SecurAsia Congress. March 25-26. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia See /

  - Black Hat Europe 2009. April 14-17. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    See /

  - RSA Conference 2009. April 20-24. San Francisco, CA, USA. See /

  - Computer Forensics Show. April 27-29. Washington, DC, USA.
    See /

  - Infosecurity Europe 2009. April 28-30. London, UK. See /

  - CARO Workshop 2009. May 04-05. Budapest, Hungary. See /

  - EICAR 2009. May 11-12. Berlin, Germany. See

  - Counter e-Crime Operations Summit. May 12-14. Barcelona,
    Spain. See /

  - NISC 10. May 20-22. St Andrews, Scotland. See /

  - VB2009. September 23-24 2009. Geneva, Switzerland. See

Site Timeline