Smashing Security podcast #007: ‘ASCII art attack’

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

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

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.

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Blurb:

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?

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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 #007: ‘ASCII art attack’”

  1. 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)

    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/scanner-pro-pdf-document-scanner/id333710667?mt=8

    Free Version

    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/scanner-app-free-pdf-scanner/id581365763?mt=8

    Other software is available although this is the best in my experience.

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