The risks of using government use of malicious code in cyber conflict are examined in this paper by Andrew Lee and Stephen Cobb: Malware is called malicious for a reason: the risks of weaponizing code.
In response to recent reports that malicious apps may have made their way into the official Android Market, Google has responded by announcing a new program to more proactively scan the Market and developer accounts for seemingly malicious apps and highlights and/or remove them before users experience trouble. Traditionally, the barriers of entry for developers
Have you checked our white papers page at http://www.eset.com/download/whitepapers.php lately? We've recently put up a paper by Jeff Debrosse and David Harley that was presented at the 19th Virus Bulletin Conference in Geneva in 2009, and called "Malice Through the Looking Glass: Behaviour Analysis for the Next Decade". The paper was first published in Virus