Join me and fellow computer security industry veterans Vanja Svajcer and Carole Theriault on the “Smashing Security” podcast, as we have another casual chat about the world of online privacy and computer security.
Smashing Security #007: 'ASCII art attack'
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Printers start churning out ASCII art after a vigilante hacker hijacks 160,000 devices, a researcher reveals how you can get Donald Trump to tweet an embarrassing spoof video of himself, and has your smart TV been snooping on you?
- Hacker: I made 160,000 printers spew out ASCII art around the world
- ASCII art collection
- How I hijacked top celebrities tweets including Katy Perry, Shakira…
- Donald Trump’s hijacked tweet
- VIZIO Settlement: Smart TVs should not track your shows without your O.K.
- Vizio settles FTC lawsuit and agrees to get viewer consent before tracking TV habits
- LG Smart TVs logging USB filenames and viewing info to LG servers
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2 comments on “Smashing Security podcast #007: ‘ASCII art attack’”
To be honest I've long since stopped using my home scanner. A colleague got me onto Scanner Pro some time back (for iOS) and within just under 1 second I've got a nicely scanned document which has all the creases, dark lines etc. removed and the file is automatically converted to PDF (or JPEG) prior to being uploaded, in the background, to my cloud service. I can then access it anywhere – my computer, mobile, tablet, the internet etc. Obviously the cloud upload is optional. It also has OCR built in.
It's quicker than a conventional flatbed scanner, you can scan massive documents (e.g. A2 paper) and multiple pages are converted and compressed into one single PDF.
Pro Version (£3.99)
Other software is available although this is the best in my experience.