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Day: March 17, 2011

Updated: Has the reported disruption of Rustock affected spam levels?

Numerous reports have been circulating about the sudden demise of the Rustock botnet. The question is whether this has had an effect on global spam levels.  Some observations: There are clear “humps” on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday – but less activity on Friday, Sunday and today. These patterns and levels

An un-epiphany – (based on: how to use a GPU to speed up ClamAV)

I have always been amused at people talking about the death of the antivirus industry. It has supposedly been dying for decades and it is still around and growing. What amuses me even more is how people can sound so knowledgeable about how antivirus works and why it is doomed