michealb40at November 10,2016 The evolution of malware is the evolution of capitalizing on anything that can provide value. Sadly, malware is a great tool to make one man as powerful as 10,000 men....and that has monetary value.
BBurgessat November 20,2016 An interesting video, I enjoyed watching. Virus written today are not for fun anymore. There is always a purpose or motive behind infecting systems, and technology and its becoming more nation state driven in the case of many countries. As people begin to realize just how powerful certain exploits and attacks are and can be, they are resorting to carrying out those attacks. I wasn't surprised to hear him talk about Stuxnet, seeing how that virus was leaps and bounds ahead of the rest in terms of exploits used, targeted technology and the amount of zero-day exploits. I am interested in seeing where these attacks go.
dbegumat December 12,2016 Interesting video. The speaker has been studying computer viruses for 20 years. The story of Pakistani brother’s and their virus which made the speaker go to Pakistan to talk about their virus is pretty unexpected. This was in 1986, can’t imagine a virus like that was in existence. There was no network but only floppy disk. The speaker also talks about few other viruses but shows V-sign virus which draws a V on your screen showing a virus has been activated. Walker virus is funniest. He also showed Alex virus which is also pretty neat. I agree with Mjacob that most of viruses now a days runs code in the background and hidden from the users but also it’s passed via network which is very vulnerable to network attacks. But the outbreak demo he showed is scary.
CyberRangerat December 15,2016 Great video! Lots of great ideas for people to start looking to get into exploits and reverse engineering of malware and understanding it.
asdfaslkjadsfasdasdfasat December 15,2016 Very interesting to hear how things are both much different but still contain several tenants from the beginnings of malware. I liked how he mentioned the role of automation in cyber security labs now and that they can't keep up with the amount of malware coming in, it seems AI will need to play a significant role in malware analysis and reverse engineering going forward.