Smashing Security #036: Flash? Clunk flush… and hacking security researchers

Three security industry veterans, chatting about computer security and online privacy.

Smashing Security #036: Flash? Clunk flush... and hacking security researchers

A security threat researcher is badly hacked in a revenge attack. Some people want to save Adobe Flash, but is that wise? And a poorly-secured electronic billboard starts displaying offensive images…

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Maria Varmazis.

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2 Responses

  1. drsolly

    August 3, 2017 at 5:30 pm #

    It was 1993, and it was Form virus. I remember this well. I also remember who it was …

    • Graham Cluley in reply to drsolly.

      August 4, 2017 at 10:58 am #

      I’m pretty sure I remember the name of the anti-virus celebrity who made the boo-boo, but on reflection I think it might have been Fleur who was handed the infected floppy disk rather than me.

      Actually, didn’t this happen in the Aylesbury office? In which case, wouldn’t that be later than 1993? To be honest, I’m not great on remembering dates and stuff…

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