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The more things change, the more they stay the same

It's something of a truism, that 'old viruses never die', and that certainly seems to be the case for some of the older, more widespread, email worms. In this interview ( back in 2004, I talked about an email worm called "Win32/Zafi.b" which, at the time, had recently been spreading on a global scale. However,

AV Numbers Game

...I would suggest that you take any statement like "Grottyscan AntiVirus is best because it detects 200 million viruses" with a pinch of salt. Actually, a whole salt mine...

Statistical Accuracy and the Gullibility Gene

SC Magazine in the UK picked up on our Global Threat Report for June, based on statistics that derive from our ThreatSense.Net® threat-monitoring technology. Thanks, Dan: when you do as much writing as I do, it’s comforting to know that someone is reading it. ;-) I thought, though, I’d develop some thoughts on a topic arising

Popularity and Spurious Statistics

I’ve just been observing a slightly bizarre email thread about the whatdoestheinternetthink?net site, which is apparently aiming to be the place to go if you want a global enquiry tool to find out what the online world thinks about any given subject. You enter a search term, it submits to one or more search engines, and it