Inside the Pay-Per-Install Malware Economy

Secureworks researcher Kevin Stevens has written a must-read article on the Pay-Per-Install business model (PPI) that is used primarily to spread spyware and malware. 
The article discusses the way the affiliate system works, with layers of files and software programs that power the installation of malware on hijacked Windows computers.

VB 2009: Stefan Tanase on Web 2.0 Threats and Anti-Social Networking

Digital Underground podcast with Dennis Fisher
Dennis Fisher talks with Stefan Tanase, senior security researcher at Kaspersky Lab, live from Virus Bulletin 2009 about the threats on social networking sites and the privacy and security concerns presented by Web 2.0 technologies.  Here are the slides from Tanase’s presentation.

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