Last week at IMC Vancouver 2014, cyber-security researcher Apostolis Zarras of Ruhr-University Bochum presented a research paper entitled “The Dark Alleys of Madison Avenue, Understanding Malicious Advertisements” that he co-authored along with other researchers including my fellow Lastline co-founder Christopher Kruegel and myself. For this...

Traditional security systems, like Anti-Virus (AV), stop a massive amount of malware.  However, AV vendors must respond timely to create new signatures to detect zero-day threats and malware that morphs and not all vendors respond timely, in the meantime leaving businesses exposed.  Furthermore, certain advanced malware...

A look at Zeus Trojan variant called Citadel evading traditional sandboxes Fighting traditional sandboxes (or dynamic analysis systems in general) typically comes in the form of detecting the analysis environment or evading analysis through means of behavior triggers as mentioned in a previous blog post: Using...