Papers : small reading list
Following chamuco's post, here are three papers I thought were interesting.
How to 0wn the Internet in Your Spare Time was presented at Usenix in 2002, it describes some new techniques that could be used by malware to increase their propagation speed.
The Future of Internet Worms, even if worms are not as hot as they used to be, this article is a good read. It relates new organisation techniques that can be used by groups of malware to coordinate, among other things.
Finaly, I don't think I really love you from lcamtuf. This article describes the requirements and difficulties of creating malware.