Security Wire Weekly

Jul 9 2010   6:33PM GMT

Browser tool defends against Flash attacks

Jessica Scarpati Jessica Scarpati Profile: Jessica Scarpati

Felix “FX” Lindner, lead security researcher at Germany-based Recurity Labs, talks about a new Mozilla Firefox tool he developed that cleans SWF files making it difficult for attackers to target Flash vulnerabilities. Lindner plans to unveil the tool at Black Hat 2010 in Las Vegas. In this interview, he also talks about the difficulty of conducting security research under Germany’s strict cybersecurity laws and his previous research on bar code scanner software vulnerabilities.

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