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

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

Graham Cluley
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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.

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

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Graham Cluley – @gcluley

Carole Theriault – @caroletheriault

Guest:

Maria Varmazis – @mvarmazis

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

2 comments on “Smashing Security podcast #036: Flash? Clunk flush… and hacking security researchers”

    1. 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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