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Earlier today, at 10 am sharp, Europe’s number one security event – InfoSec – opened its doors at Earl’s Court Hall, in London, UK.
As usual, Kaspersky Lab has prepared a few interesting things for you, with half-hourly security briefings from the company’s top security experts (full schedule here - http://www.kaspersky.co.uk), and a speech from the company CEO and founder, Eugene Kaspersky.
In addition to this, tonight we’re going to the SC Magazine awards ceremony, where Kaspersky Lab is shortlisted in three categories:
If you happen to be in the vicinity, please drop by and visit us at stand C41!
I'm at the Interop Las Vegas show which is again taking place in the Mandalay Bay convention center. This is my first time in Vegas and I'm finding it quite the experience.
Yesterday I talked about the dangers of social networks and the bigger issue of implicit trust around it. Today I'll be talking about the methods attackers are using and how the malware ecosystem works.
Just like many of our competitors we also have a booth at Interop. Stop by booth #1212 and see us when you have the time.
Hello from Havana, the capital of Cuba, where the 13th edition of the ‘Informatica’ convention and trade fair is taking place.
The first days of the show were dedicated to various aspects of information technology deployment in Cuba, with an emphasis on the associated security issues.
Our Cuban partner, Segurmatica www.segurmatica.cu had a number of interesting technical presentations, including on the detection and removal of the Polip and Virut viruses, something which they’ve implemented in their product, SegAV.
Of course Friday 13th is a memorable date in the history of computer viruses. Which is why Jose Bidot, the organizer of the convention, chose Friday 13th, 2009 as the day for the international conferences on malware and computer security.
Among the speakers were Ero Carrera from Hispasec/Virustotal, who might be familiar to some of you, our own Dimitry Bestuzhev and myself.
The Friday 13th presentations focused on both the huge growth of malware and the increased sophistication and increase in attacks against users from Latin America and around the world.
The next edition of ‘Informatica’ will be in 2011, until then, ‘Hasta Luego!’ from the sunny Havana.
The first impression that I got after stepping out of the plane few days ago in Dubai was "hot!!" - it was at least 35 centigrates just a bit after midnight.
Besides being very hot, Dubai has a booming economy and if probably most famous for its towers, or 'Burj' in Arab.
Between them, there is one which really stands out: Burj Dubai - the tallest building in the world, which you can see here between the imposing Emirates Towers.
Don't be fooled by the perspective though - Burj Dubai is currently over 700 meters tall and will reach 818 meters when finished next year.
CeBIT Eurasia, taking place between 7th and 12th of October in Istanbul, is no less important than its European counterpart. We're here showcasing the latest version of our products in hall 2, section 248. If you are in the city and visiting CeBIT, we'd love to see you!
The photo above shows the calm before the storm. Now that CeBIT's started, it's been pretty busy around here.
We're going to be at InfoSecurity Belgium in Brussels over the next two days.
I'm here with our team - we've got advice on how to stop cybercriminals and malware in their tracks.
Joining us will be Jean-Marie Pfaff, named by Pele as one of the world's greatest living footballers, who will share top tips and tricks on how to stop the opposite side from scoring too many goals.
Come by and see us at booth B067 to discuss football and malware - the new approach to risk management.
If you're in the Hannover neighbourhood, or if you’re at CeBIT already, don’t forget to stop at our booth in Hall 6, J16 before it's too late.
Everyone seems to be rushing to our booth to get a copy of Eugene’s latest book called ‘Malware’. It gives a complete overview of all aspects of malware, including all the history, and it's a real page turner. In my opinion it’s a ‘must have’ for your security library.
Yesterday we had our now traditional Russian disco evening and stayed up a bit later than we should have done. But if you take a look at the picture below you can see we're still in great shape and ready to kick off the CeBIT Kaspersky Analysts Roundtable within the next hour!
Incidentally, the big theme over here at CeBIT is ‘green IT’. We must be ahead of the times – we've had a green product for years!
Tomorrow will be the last day of CeBIT and everyone's extremely busy. We still found the time to visit the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (the national meteorology institute providing scientific and technical services) in Braunschweig together with a German TV crew.
And why did we go there? Although the room may look like a big recording studio, the spikes on the wall aren’t to ensure clean sound, but to disperse all radio waves inside the room. Additionally, the metal plated walls and floor create a Faraday cage, making sure that all waves stay inside the room. In short, it’s a perfect location for mobile malware testing.
This gave us the opportunity to show the cameras just how Cabir, the first known smartphone virus, spreads. There are only a few known cases of Cabir infections in the wild in Germany, but everyone in the room understood that mobile malware is a real threat.
The chances of getting infected in your home country may be low. But there are other regions – like parts of Asia – where Cabir is more widespread. And that’s why we never tire of repeating the security professionals mantra: never install a program on your mobile phone if you're not sure where it came from, and if you don't need Bluetooth, turn it off! Even (or perhaps especially) at CeBIT.
If you happen to be anywhere near Hannover these days, feel free to stop by our stand at CeBIT 2007. It is in Hall 7, stand A06. Here's how it looks:
One of the hot subjects here is mobile malware. Actually, as Roel was doing a routine scan of the neighborhood, the software he was using kept crashing. We were able to trace the problem and find the reason for this. Looks like there were simply too many visible Bluetooth devices around, more than the developers ever expected to be in one place.
Greetings from a Bluetooth-crowded CeBIT!