zero day

Primer: What’s a zero-day?

They’re key to advanced persistent threats. They’re increasingly simple. And they’re called zero-days because there’s essentially no time to patch them before a potential cybercriminal exploit.

Inside the malware name game

From publicity and hacker humiliation to machine-learning algorithms and taxonomy, we outline the factors leading to names such as Melissa, Stuxnet, Nimda, and Code Red.