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Matías Porolli
Matías Porolli
Malware Analyst
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Education? Information Systems Engineer from Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Mendoza region (Argentina).

ighlights of your career? After graduating and before joining ESET, I worked on various research projects with the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services team for Ernst & Young, dedicated to the analysis of evidence on disks and computer equipment.

Position and history at ESET? Winner of the Premio Universitario ESET contest for best security research in 2011. In May 2013 I joined the team as an Awareness & Research Specialist and in early 2014 I started working as a Malware Analyst.

What malware do you hate the most? INF/Autorun.

Favorite activities? Learning languages, basketball, football, and BMX.

What is your golden rule for cyberspace? Cogito ergo sum.

When did you get your first computer and what kind was it? Around 1996. I do not remember the model, but I do remember it runned Windows 3.11.

Favorite computer game/activity? Sega Genesis ROMs, DooM, Need for Speed Most Wanted.

Some examples of vulnerable code and how to find them

“When looking for vulnerabilities in open-source code, it is advisable to check portions of code that is prone to errors”: Useful tips from one of ESET’s malware analysts, Matías Porolli, on how to spot vulnerable code.

Top 5 threats for online gamers and how to avoid them

This piece looks at the five threats online gamers face and what they can do to protect themselves. It’s important to be wary of these to stay safe and secure.

Malicious scripts gaining prevalence in Brazil

Malicious scripts are gaining prevalence in Brazil, reports ESET’s Matías Porolli.

Exploiting 1-byte buffer overflows

Matías Porolli shows how exploit another classic buffer overflow vulnerability, in which the ebp register is moved to execute an arbitrary code.

CPL Malware in Brazil: somewhere between banking trojans and malicious emails

Not only is Brazil one of the most populated countries in the world, but it is also one of the countries with the highest percentage of Internet users using online banking. The latest research from ESET is now available: CPL Malware in Brazil.

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