How to make something from nothing

Monday, 21 April 2008, 3:56 PM EST

Application-Specific Attacks: Leveraging the ActionScript Virtual Machine" may not vie with "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" for greatest title in publishing history, but its impact on the way malicious hackers and criminals find their way into our computers may well be as great as Hunter Thompson's on the practice of journalism.

And it could end up costing a lot of people a lot of money as they fight back against a new wave of viruses, trojans, keyloggers and other malware built using the techniques he outlines - although of course that isn't Dowd's goal in publishing the paper.

At the BBC.

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