Congrats are in order today for OpenDNS engineer and security researcher Matthew Dempsky. Though he uncovered a vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player way, way back on Sept. 22, 2008, Adobe has this week acknowledged the bug and committed to fixing it. Much of the attention given to the bug recently was because Adobe had claimed they don’t ship any known crash bugs in Flash and Matthew proved them wrong with his proof-of-concept site: http://flashcrash.dempsky.org/ (This will almost certainly kill any browser not released in the last few months).
This isn’t the first major vulnerability Matthew’s found. Back in February, he uncovered a vulnerability in djbdns and even wrote a patch. Needless to say, OpenDNS is lucky to have him.
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