The annual Virus Bulletin International Conference takes place in Madrid, Spain this October and ESET will be well represented across the three-day event.
The Virus Bulletin 2017 Conference has announced some of its Small Talk and reserve papers that will be on the agenda of this year's event.
…and nor are we responsible for fake AV/scareware and (more recently) ransomware, though I did suggest in a paper I presented at EICAR a couple of years ago that the bad guys who do peddle that stuff are all too proficient at stealing our clothes, and that maybe some security companies were making it easier
A paper for the Cybercrime Forensics Education and Training Conference looking at forensic issues that arose during our research into Tech Support Scams.
FTC action isn't diminishing the volume of reported support scam calls and losses: what's driving the people behind the scam, and what does the future hold?
The slides for many of the presentations by ESET researchers at VB 2012 can now be found on the Virus Bulletin conference web pages.
Alexandr Matrosov summarizes the evolution of complex threats using hidden storage, as discussed in his presentation with Eugene Rodionov at Virus Bulletin 2012.
Another year, another fine Virus Bulletin conference come and gone. And some of us even got long-service badges. (My first VB was in 1996, and my first VB presentation in 1997, but there are people like our own Righard Zwienenberg whose attendance record goes back way further.) (Yes, it did rain the last day or
Ammyy is eager to disassociate its service from Indian tech support scammers misusing it, and has some good advice for victims and potential victims.
Detailed analysis of Rovnix.D reveal updates to the code injection technique employed, allowing multiple injections with a variety of payloads.
Giving a support scammer access to your PC can give you more problems than any imaginary virus, especially if you refuse to pay for his 'service'.
More cold-call/support scam information.
It's important to know the worst password choices, but also the worst choices for numeric passcodes.
A short comment piece on how Facebook memetic games could be used in a data aggregation attack.
Internet Storm Center is running a poll on Fake Tech Support Calls, also the topic of a paper for VB 2012.
Cold-call scammers now claim to be AV support staff, but misuse a widening range of system utilities to con victims into believing they have malware.
What was number one when you were born? Facebook survey scammers aren't going to tell you.
Many companies and sites offering support are basing their appeal to visitors to their web sites on bona fides that are pretty difficult to verify.
ESET's Threat Reports for September and October include some quality articles on Facebook, safety online, and backup strategy.
The slides from an AMTSO-oriented presentation by Larry Bridwell and myself at this year's Virus Bulletin conference, on "'Daze of whine and neuroses (but testing is FINE)" are now available on the Virus Bulletin site are now available here (along with some other excellent presentations). The paper on which the presentation is based is on the ESET white papers