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  • It’s Time to Re-evaluate Host-based Security

    I’ve said it for a few years now, but host-based antivirus is really not working out anymore.  Not with its reliance on signatures to detect malware. Recently, several prominent antivirus vendors have experienced problems with faulty virus definitions:  Faulty McAfee update burns IT execs BitDefender update breaks 64-bit Windows ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on May 10, 2010
  • SANS sees upsurge in zero-day Web-based attacks

    It's pretty much official now (in case you didn't believe it before):  We have exited the Worm era, and jumped head first into the era of specialized and targeted attacks... According to a recent article by ComputerWorld, SANS security organization sees upsurge in zero-day Web-based attacks. The following excerpt from the ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on December 12, 2006
  • More Malware, More SPAM

    According to some reports, spyware is getting harder and harder to control.  The sophistication of the malware makers is growing at a much faster pace than that of the security industry, even to the point of proof-of-concept adware code being developed for MacOS X. And with all this new malware comes a tremendous increase in SPAM over ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 28, 2006
  • Backdoor Trojans, Rootkits and SPAM: Notes from the Microsoft Antimalware Team

    The Microsoft AntiMalware team has recently published a paper discussing some of the data collected by their monthly AntiMalware tool. A summary of the article is available on the SANS website, and the full article is available from Microsoft at the following link: Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool: Progress Made, Trends ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 27, 2006
  • Virtual Machine Detection in Malware via Commercial Tools

    More About Sophisticated Malware http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?storyid=1871 Virtual machine detection is a self-defensive property of many malware specimens. It is aimed at making it harder to examine the malicious program, because virtualization software, such as VMware, is a very popular tool among malware analysts. For instance, ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 21, 2006
  • Growing Malware Sophistication

    The level of sophistication of the malware threats we face is continuing to grow at a much faster rate that the methods that most organizations are using to detect and mitigate them.  And let's not talk about home users. We need to ensure that we keep up to date on the latest threats, and that we also constantly evaluate our environments ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 23, 2006
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