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  1. VB2017: a wide ranging and international conference programme
    We are proud to announce a very broad and very international programme for VB2017, which will take place in Madrid, 4-6 October 2017.

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  2. John Graham-Cumming and Brian Honan to deliver keynote addresses at VB2017
    Virus Bulletin is excited to announce John-Graham Cumming and Brian Honan as the two keynote speakers for VB2017 in Madrid.

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  3. Virus Bulletin says a fond farewell to John Hawes
    As VB's COO John Hawes moves on to new challenges, the team wish him a fond farewell and good luck in his future endeavours.

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  4. VB2016 paper: One-Click Fileless Infection
    Symantec researchers Himanshu Anand and Chastine Menrige explain how a single click can lead to a compromised machine, without malware ever being stored on disk.

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  5. Mostly blocked, but still good enough: Necurs sending pump-and-dump spam
    The Necurs botnet has started sending pump-and-dump spam. Almost all of these emails are blocked by spam filters, yet the stock price still increased.

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  6. Why the SHA-1 collision means you should stop using the algorithm
    Realistically speaking, if your software or system uses the SHA-1 hashing algorithm, it is unlikely that it will be exploited in the foreseeable future. But it is also extremely difficult to be certain that your system won't be the exception.

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  7. VB2017 Call for Papers: frequently asked questions
    The call for papers for VB2017, which takes place 4 to 6 October in Madrid, Spain, is currently open. We're always on the look out for new speakers and new content, so to help anyone who's unfamiliar with the VB conference, we've prepared a list of answers to some frequently asked questions about the event, and about how to submit a paper.

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  8. Throwback Thursday: Michelangelo - Graffiti Not Art
    This week marked the 25th anniversary of the trigger date of the infamous Michelangelo virus. In January 1992, VB published an analysis of the boot sector virus that captured the imagination of the press and kicked up a media storm.

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  9. How are you defending your network? Come and tell us at VB2017!
    Is it your job to defend your company’s network? Are you defending a government’s systems? Do you help secure the devices used by activists operating in less open societies? Do you work with abuse victims targeted by spyware? Share your experiences with the security community at VB2017.

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  10. Quick impressions from BSides Budapest
    At Virus Bulletin, we love the BSides concept and we have attended several of the BSides events around the world. So when Peter Karsai, who is soon to join the VB team, offered to write about his experience at BSides Budapest, we jumped at the chance to publish his post.

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