NEWS FROM THE LAB - Friday, March 2, 2007

Weblog Q&A Posted by Sean @ 08:43 GMT

Thank you for submitting your questions. Please keep them coming. We'll answer as many of them as possible over the next few weeks.


First Question:
What hours do you guys work? I see updates to the weblog (and the virus definitions) at all hours of the day and night.

F-Secure has offices in fifteen countries and labs in four locations. The vast majority of malware analysis is done between our Helsinki and Kuala Lumpur labs. There are three shifts with a length of eight hours each – one in Helsinki, Finland and two in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Second Question:
Are you _really_ using white labcoats when working in your Kuala Lumpur site?

Francis: Yes – Sometimes. Really.
The air conditioning is much, much colder in KUL then in HEL…

White Coats

Third Question:
Are there polar bears in Finland?

No. While there are many bears in Finland, they aren't polar bears. There are no polar bears in Kuala Lumpur either. Unless it's at the zoo.