VB2008: John Hawes of Virus Bulletin interviewed

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

I promised you gossip, and gossip you shall have.

The VB2008 conference hasn’t quite kicked off yet (we’re just over seven hours away from kick-off) but as I described yesterday, meetings have been taking place behind closed doors between anti-virus companies, testing organisations and other interested parties.

Spare a thought for Andreas Marx, head honcho at AV-Test.org, as he hasn’t had the best luck at Virus Bulletin conferences located in Canada. His luggage still hasn’t been reunited with him after his trip from Germany. Well, at least it’s not as bad as two years ago in Montreal where he managed to get mugged on the street. Fortunately there is a queue of anti-virus companies keen to offer him t-shirts should he fancy a change of clothes.

There are also rumours that a techie from Trend Micro (who I…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.