Computer Security Articles
Unfortunately, many of these sites and articles are no longer accessible by the links which were established at the time of writing. If anyone is seriously interested in a particular article, please contact me and I will see if I can dig it out of my archives. RSV, July 2013
—– 2000 —–
- On December 31st, 2000 TechRepublic published the comment piece “Trust me, I’m from Security“
- On December 12th, TechRepublic published the article “Using an application service provider to filter out viruses”
- In November, the Spanish website VIRUSPROT posted the second part of “LA SEGURIDAD DE SISTEMAS: ¿EN QUÉ NOS AFECTA?” – What affects our systems on-line?
- On November 15th, the SecurityFocus website published the third article in a series concerning objects which can be infected by viruses – Macro related files.
- On October 23rd, the SecurityFocus website published the second article in a series concerning objects which can be infected by viruses – Windows files.
- The Spanish website VIRUSPROT posted the first part of “LA SEGURIDAD DE SISTEMAS: ¿EN QUÉ NOS AFECTA?” – What affects our systems on-line?
- The October issue of Monitor Magazine carries a review of Norton Personal Firewall 2000
- In October, the SecurityFocus website started with the first article in a series concerning the objects which can be infected by viruses or contain infected objects DOS system areas and 16-bit executables.
The TechRepublic site contains an article “What’s the next big virus coming down the pipe?”
- The September issue of Information Security magazine contains the column “The Next War”, a comment on the need to look at alternative approaches for finding viruses.
- The SecurityFocus website contains an article entitled “A Day in the Life“, a look at how Virus Labs deal with the new viruses they receive each day. ( Pierre Vandevenne of DataRescue said: “The article is blatantly excellent: well written and technically accurate. Miles away from the usual ramblings on virus writer’s psychology or the stealth propaganda served by anti-virus companies.” ) The October 2000 issue of Beveiliging, The Monthly Professional Journal For Integrated Security and Safety Reports, published a Dutch translation of this article.
- The SecurityFocus website has launched a special Virus Focus section, which contains an article entitled “Dealing with Viruses – Taking another look at the approaches used“
- The June, 2000 issue of Virus Bulletin contains “Do you Really Love Me” – a comment on Corporate Management and the Anti-Virus reality.
- The Enterprise Anti-Virus Book, published in May, 2000 by Segura Solutions
- The May 19th issue of Vida Económica published the opinion piece ” Software Anti-Vírus Só É Excelente Nos Anúncios Publicitários” (English translation – Anti-Virus Software is only excellent in the ads)
—– 2001 —–
- On August 2nd, at the Information Security site, the opinion piece, Sometimes we just have to hold our noses, appeared
- On July 17th, the SecurityFocus website published the article How Fast is Fast: Vendor Response to New Virus Reports.
- On April 18th, the SecurityFocus website published the fifth article in a series concerning objects which can be infected by viruses – HTML and other script files. (“Robert Vibert has been a regular contributor to the SecurityFocus Virus focus area. His articles are invariably well-researched and well-written. They continue to serve as a valuable resource for our readers.” Stephen Entwisle, Editor, SecurityFocus.com)
- On the VMYTHS site, the opinion piece, The more things change, the more they stay the same, appeared on February 16th.
- The February issue of Information Security magazine contains the feature AV Alternatives, an overview of non-scanning technologies for finding viruses, ActiveX, Java, and other forms of malware.
In January, 2001, Global InfoSecurity 2001 was published by World Markets Research Centre – a comment piece on the developments in the anti-virus world over the past years.
—– 2002 —–
- On November 28th, the piece, Can I interest you in a Zebra?, appeared on the Search Security site.
- On February 15th, the SecurityFocus website published the article Organizations Cooperating to Stop Malware
- On February 6th, at the VMYTHS site, the opinion piece The continuing saga of the men in yellow appeared
—– 2003 —–
- On May 22nd, on the SearchSecurity.com site an article Time to stop inventing virus wheels appeared.
- On May 8th, on the SearchSecurity.com site a short PowerPoint show was presented on the malware threat.
- On May 7th, at the VMYTHS site, the opinion piece Yellow Men protect the Open-Wide-Extra Operating System (OWE-OS) appeared