Risky Business #107 -- Mark Dowd talks native client security

New research could have consequences for future software...
07 May 2009 » Risky Business

Thanks to our sponsor Sophos, this week's edition of the Risky Business podcast is ready to download!

This week's feature interview is pretty kickass; a chat with security megalegend Mark Dowd. We talk to Mark about his entry in Google's Native Client security competition. It's very interesting stuff that could really have implications for your job in a few years.

Sean Richmond, who works for Sophos in Sydney, will be along in this week's sponsor interview to discuss the PDF format. We ask Sean why PDF readers like Acrobat Reader have been pretty bug prone lately.

Adam Boileau is this week's news guest.

Here's a list of the stories Adam and I discussed this week:

Feds' red tape left medical devices infected with computer virus, by Stephanie Condon

Twitter's network gets breached again, By Elinor Mills

MI6 Nixed Major Undercover Operation After Memory Stick Lost, by Kim Zetter

Microsoft Offers Secure Windows... But Only to the Government, by Kim Zetter

Epic Failure from McAfee (Also see McAfee Gets Worked. Hard.)

Over 8M Virginian patient records held to ransom, 30 Apr 2009, from Wikileaks.

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