Risky Business #75 -- Red Hat gets pwned hard, RaceToZero wrap

Previously on Risky Business...
26 Aug 2008 » Risky Business

This week's edition of Risky Business is brought to you by Check Point Software.

In this week's news segment we take a long, hard, disapproving look at the "Red Hat incident". It seems the software-maker was fairly thoroughly pwned -- the attackers managed to compromise the package signing boxes for both Fedora Core and Red Hat.


We also check in with RaceToZero virus obfuscation contest organiser Simon Howard. Until now the focus has been on the performance of the contest entrants, but how did the actual anti-virus software hold up? What's good and what sucks?

Simon is back from hosting RaceToZero at DEFCON in Vegas and joined the show by phone from New Zealand.

Steve McDonald is this week's sponsor guest from Check Point Software, and Munir Kotadia joins us from ZDNet Australia HQ for a look at the week's news.

If you'd like to read the Popular Mechanics interview with the MIT "subway hackers," as mentioned on the show, it's here.