One of the most enjoyable and informative annual anti-malware conferences is being held in Geneva, Switzerland this year. The upcoming Virus Bulletin 2009 will bring presentations over three days on two tracks, business and technical, taking place 23-25 September 2009. Online registration is available on the site.
On the technical track, Kurt Baumgartner from our PC Tools ThreatFire research team will be presenting for a third year. “AntiRE En Masse” will be a discussion of anti reversing techniques documented in Peter Ferrie’s recent set of papers published in multiple Virus Bulletin magazines over the past year and their implementation (or lack thereof) in a set of the past year’s most prevalent or active malware families. Waledac, Koobface, Taterf/Gamepass, and other crimeware nailed by ThreatFire on a daily basis will be dissected and examined in this light. We look forward to seeing you there.