Fall 2009 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Coping With Malware and Other Sorts of Automated Abuse

Time 10/06/09 04:30PM-05:30PM

Session Abstract

Coping with malware (viruses, trojan horses, worms, rootkits, etc.) remains one of the most persistent and challenging problems faced by
security staff in higher education. Commercial signature-based antivirus products have been the conventional answer to the problems posed by
malware, but increasingly those solutions just aren't keeping up with the threat. We'll talk about some affordable alternatives which you might consider, alternatives which, if used, can dramatically reduce your chance of becoming infected. We'll also talk about how you might prepare yourself in case you do find yourself with no alternative but to reinstall your system from scratch. This talk will also touch on some of the other sorts of automated abuse the author is currently seeing, including the mass creation of throwaway web email accounts for phishing and other abusive purposes, and the move from email spamming to web spamming using automated tools.

Speakers

Speaker Joe St Sauver Internet2/University of Oregon

Speaker Masayoshi Mizutani Keio University

Presentation Media

media item thumbnail Coping With Malware and Other Sorts of Automated Abuse (pdf)

Speaker Kay Hunt Purdue University

Speaker Joe St Sauver Internet2/University of Oregon

media item thumbnail Analysis of Web-based Malware (pdf)

Speaker Jorj Bauer University of Pennsylvania

Speaker Masayoshi Mizutani Keio University

Secondary tracks System and Network Security for Advanced Networks

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