Russian Company Sends Adobe Its Regards
One of the Kitty's favorite summer pastimes is hitting the beach and diving into a good trashy novel. But in Russia, some prefer hacking into their summer reading.One of the Kittys favorite summer pastimes is hitting the beach and diving into a good trashy novel. But in Russia, some prefer hacking into their summer reading. Vladimir Katalov, head of Russian software developer ElcomSoft, recently posted the vulnerabilities his company found in the Adobe eBook Library on Insecure.org. ElcomSoft said the bugs, which Katalov details in a July 12 posting on the sites Bugtraq section, could allow someone to borrow any of Adobes books for an unlimited time. By combining all the bugs, one could possibly even implement a DNS-like attack on the library and make the books unavailable at once.
Now, youre probably asking, "Does His Hirsuteness really think e-book hacking is worthy Katt fodder?" Well, it is when you consider that the company posting the information is the employer of Dmitry Sklyarov, the Russian programmer who was arrested last summer at the Def Con convention in Las Vegas. Sklyarov was arrested under the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act for possession of his Advanced eBook Proccessor software. Possession of the software, which was capable of penetrating safeguards in Adobes technology, got the 27-year-old programmer indicted under a DMCA provision against trafficking programs that circumvent technology protection. After online protesters rallied to the Russians defense, Adobe eventually dropped its charges, and Sklyarov was allowed to go home.