aavar

9
Aug

Structure and Directors

AVAR was founded in 1998 because of a perceived gap in coverage of anti-virus organisations. At that time Europe and the Americas were served by EICAR and Virus Bulletin, but researchers in Asia were left isolated. The observant reader might have noticed that our Memorandum and Articles of Association (M&A) lists the date of incorporation as 17th July 2013, so why

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9
Aug

Welcome

Welcome to AVAR, whether you are a Member, thinking of becoming a Member, or just interested in finding out more about us. While other blogs here focus on technical topics, I will cover AVAR’s history, organisation and culture. This is information that usually spreads informally when we meet at conferences but, because of COVID-19, our 2020 conference was virtual and

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30
Jun

2020 Virtual

2020 Virtual

5
Mar

The Generation of Misinformation: Revolutionizing the World of Phishing Through Deepfakes

By Felissa Mariz D. Marasigan and Lovely Jovellee Lyn Bruiz 2020 brought a major change in the digital world. As we bring our day-to-day activities online, our social network grows vastly, and new more diverse threat starts creeping in. In 2017, DeepFakes, also known as manipulated media produced through artificial intelligence, were primarily used by enthusiasts to generate fake porn videos. It is

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26
Feb

Excel Formula/Macro in .xlsb?

Excel Formula, or XLM – doesn’t stop giving pain to researchers? On Friday I got a new sample using the xlsb file-format that supposedly was having malicious code. I had a quick look, and wow – this was different. My first check on VirusTotal (VT) showed me that it hadn’t been uploaded to VT yet. So with nothing to go on,

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