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Sep
2015

At this time of year I’m usually getting ready to travel to #virus bulletin, maybe the year’s most important #conference for an anti-#malware researcher. The agenda looks as good as ever, though, with a keynote from Ross Anderson to kick things off. Other presentations that caught my eye included Does prevalence matter? Ranking anti-malware products […]

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The Police Ransomware is not a new threat but has been evolving at a tremendous pace. Here we are talking about Trojans which don’t let the victims use their computer until they pay a “fine” for doing naughty things. To do this, they impersonate local police forces by using the infected user’s regional settings – […]

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Two big headlines to comment on. First, there’s this: FTC Case Results in $163 Million Judgment Against “Scareware” Marketer. The defendant, Kristy Ross, has been involved in U.S. FTC cases going back to 2008: Court Halts Bogus Computer Scans. Her boyfriend “Sam” Jain is still at large: You can read more about Jain in this […]

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