10th September 2014, 16:13 #1
Virus Bulletin celebrates 25th birthday by making all content free !
"Virus Bulletin celebrates 25th birthday by making all content free.
Neither subscription nor registration required to access content.
Happy birthday Virus Bulletin!
Today it is exactly 25 years since, in the very first issue of Virus Bulletin, Editor Edward Wilding wrote: "We aim to provide PC users with a regular source of intelligence about computer viruses, their prevention, detection and removal, and how to recover programs and data following an attack."
It is an understatement to say that things have changed in the 25 years since then.
Both computers and threats are far more prevalent and more complex than they were in 1989 - at which time there were probably more virus researchers than computer viruses.
Virus Bulletin's focus has changed too: from viruses, via malware and later also spam, to threats in general - and apart from the magazine, we now have the conference and the VB100 and VBSpam tests, all of which contribute to the goal of informing computer users in general, and the security community in particular, about threats, their detection and prevention.
However, today marks an important change that we believe will help us in achieving this goal. As of today, all content published in Virus Bulletin will become freely available - not only do you no longer need a subscription, you don't even need to be a registered user on our website to access the content.
This is great news, now we can read the latest test immediately, instead of having to wait 6 months...
Full story: https://www.virusbtn.com/blog/2014/07_01.xml
10th September 2014, 17:36 #2
This is indeed great news! Thanks for the shout-out!
10th September 2014, 21:21 #3
Actually I noticed weeks ago that the latest W7-testresult from april was available.
I downloaded the report and didnīt think about checking why it was free to download...
But today when I logged in to VB I noticed the post I referenced above.
10th September 2014, 22:54 #4
Thanks for the info. I will spread the news.