Every software should have an Easter Egg. Let me introduce you an Easter Egg in avast! Antivirus 2014...
We prepared a special office equipment for our COO and CTO this year on 1st April. They didn't expect that we were able to prepare better prank than last year. This year the prank consisted of several stages
- office moved to a new location
- office filled up with balloons
- hints of new office location hidden in different locations in AVAST's offices
The whole preparation took a lot of hours. But the final state of the offices was worth it...
Ondrej Vlcek's (COO) office
For those of you who have seen this name for the first time, AVAR stands for Association of Anti-Virus Asia Researchers (http://www.aavar.org/avar2013/).
This year, the 16th AVAR conference was held in a beautiful city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu, a state in the southern part of India.
AVAR Conference is organized by the Association of anti Virus Asia Researchers (AVAR - http://www.aavar.org) every year in a different city in Asia region. This year the conference was held in Hangzhou, China. We sent two proposals for a presentation. And both of them were accepted - "Injecting custom payload into signed Windows executables" by Igor Glucksmann (AVAST) and "Your Every Click Counts (But All the Money Goes to Me)" by Lukas Hasik & Jan Sirmer. We spent a week in China at this conference at the beginning of November. Let me share a few photos and comments with you.
We reserved a little bit of time to recover from the jet-lag after more than 11 hours on plane to Shanghai. So we had some time to discover a bit of China.
Hangzhou is a very nice city, or at least I really enjoyed the West Lake. And there is no better way to enjoy it more (in China) than on a bike, of course.
What is Binary Blood Day? This is a volunteer activity that was started less than a year ago. The idea behind it is simple -the IT guys can help make better world or just give their binary blood
and save a life!
The Avar 2011 conference started and unfortunately ended very fast. There were 2 tracks of sessions for 2 days. One of the sessions was our own: "Poisoning Google Images. Analysis of Google Image Poisoning".
Our presentation went very well and we finished on time. All the presentations had a tight schedule - only 35 minutes. However, it's good that you have to focus on one problem.
Hello again from Hong Kong. We have little bit of time because our AVAR Conference 2011 presentation starts at 14:45 at the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel so we can share a few pictures with you.
We arrived to Hong Kong a few days before the conference in order to have time to accommodate to a different time zone and weather. We spent this time preparing our presentation, admiring the city, and meeting some interesting people.
As first, we met some android figures in one of the local computer shops.