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Are anti-virus testers measuring the right things?

Are AV testers measuring the right things?

Do we measure resilience? What aspects of test sample selection may bias results? What are the methods used in a field-trial of anti-malware? These were among the presentations at the first Workshop on Anti-Malware Testing Research (WATeR), where we looked at the sort of things current tests of anti-malware solutions reveal, and some things they do not.

Two telemetry projects should mean better testing and fewer false alarms

Better testing and fewer false alarms for future anti-malware software

Two major cross-industry telemetry projects were presented at last week's Virus Bulletin conference in Berlin. The first is designed to up the standard of anti-malware testing, which in turn encourages better products, and the second aims to help reduce the chances of products mis-identifying clean files as malware.

Comparative anti-malware tests: the RIGHT way to do them


The latest anti-malware tests performed by Dennis Technology Labs show that comparative testing can actually be a strong indicator of how well today's security offerings can protect a user.

Month of undisclosed 0-day bugs and Chet Chat 24

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As summer comes to an end there is nothing better than some security researchers who see fit to disclose a new zero day vulnerability every day for a month. That is in fact what the guys over at Abysssec have Read more…