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Growth of malware: latest update

As an update to my May post on Andreas Marx’s chart on the growth of malware, here are the latest stats from AV-Test.org. Unique samples added by month: Total number of unique samples in the AV-Test zoo: According to Marx, “if you look at the graphics, you can see...

Targeted attacks

I often have to explain targeted attacks to people, but having examples makes the task much easier.  To that end, our friends over at F-Secure have put together a collection screen shots of various “bait” files — files that when you open them,...

Welcome, Bill

Bill Emerick, formerly VP of Product Management for Sophos, has joined Sunbelt, as VP of Product Management and Operations.  We’re thrilled to have him on the team. Welcome aboard, Bill. Incidentally, we’re growing very fast and hiring for a broad...

New Adobe vuln in Reader and Flash Player

Adobe is reporting yet another “potential vulnerability” affecting Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.1.2 and Flash Player 9 and 10 and is “investigating this potential issue.” (their blog post here.) Malicious Flash files can be embedded in PDF documents which can be...