Mac Malware

You may be aware that I have a long-standing love/hate relationship with the Mac community (love Macs, hate the maulings I get whenever I comment on Mac security: somehow I keep forgetting that Macs are 100% secure and Mac users are 100% more intelligent that Windows users. Sigh…)

If you have an interest in Mac issues, you might find my Securiteam blog interesting. Or not.

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AVIEN Guide published

Good day to you, my loyal readers.

How are you both?

It’s been a long time since I posted anything here, which doesn’t mean things have been happening (too many things have been happening!)

The “AVIEN Malware Defense Guide for the Enterprise” was published in the US by Syngress early in August, 2007. This is a major publishing project I put together with AVIEN (Anti-Virus Information Exchange Network) and AVIEWS (Anti-Virus Information and Early Warning System) members. It will be published in the UK in early September. Read more on the book’s own web site here. Some of the authors will be at Infosec New York (11th-12th September) signing copies at the ESET stand, and at the Virus Bulletin conference in Vienna later in September (where Andrew Lee and I are presenting a phishing paper, by the way).

I also got somewhat irritated by a poor, misleading comparative test of antivirus products presented by Untangled.com at the Linuxworld expo: so irritated that I put a white paper here and a blog entry at Technet on the subject of testing. This is probably not the last you’ll hear of this from me.

Talking of AVIEN, as of 15th August I became the interim Administrator there. Essentially, my job is to keep order while the membership decide whether they want to change the structure of the organization. More about that on the AVIEN site in due course.