Stefano Zanero is an Assistant Professor at Politechnico di Milano, where he focuses on systems security.
Modern botnets rely on domain-generation algorithms (DGAs) to build resilient command-and-control infrastructures that are difficult to track or deactivate. Considerable attention has been given to recognizing automatically generated domains (AGDs) from DNS traffic, in order to identify previously unknown AGDs, which helps in the task of disrupting botnets’ communication capabilities.
Are you interested to learn about the delicate hacks and tricks that go on behind the curtains of the scene better known as the console hacking scene?
What are PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications), and how should they be classified in the mobile (specifically Android) environment?
Vanja Svajcer, principal virus researcher at SophosLabs, talks about their efforts to create a mobile PUA taxonomy that would be accurate and helpful to all the stakeholders in the mobile environment, and especially the end users.
Dr. Richard Ford from the Florida Institute of Technology talks about his team's attempt to conduct a meta-analysis of a month's worth of anti-malware tests by using techniques commonly found in other disciplines, and shares the conclusions they drew from this research.
In this podcast recorded at Virus Bulletin 2013, Andreas Lindh of I Secure talks about the technologies in use that are no longer enough, the effectiveness of patch management and the need for hardening, and the things every organization has to take into consideration when creating its customized defense model.
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