'Security researcher Marc Rogers (also a BBC contributor) tweeted this
morning "I guess theres no hiding it now. We lost Dan Kaminsky
yesterday. One of the brightest lights in infosec and probably the
kindest soul I knew. The vacuum he leaves behind is impossible to
measure. Please keep speculation to yourself and be respectful of his
family and friends."
In later tweets, Rogers says he was proud that Kaminsky was his
friend, adding "I could literally wrote a book of Dan Kaminsky tales.
From shenanigans at events all over the world, to parties and just
crazy stuff that happened at the spur of a moment. But most about his
crazy brilliant kind generous ideas and offers of help and support. He
was one of a kind."
Even the stories in Kaminsky's Wikipedia entry are impressive:
He is known among computer security experts for his work on DNS cache
poisoning, and for showing that the Sony Rootkit had infected at least
568,200 computers and for his talks at the Black Hat Briefings.
In June 2010, Kaminsky released Interpolique, a beta framework for
addressing injection attacks such as SQL injection and cross-site
scripting in a manner comfortable to developers.
On June 16, 2010, he was named by ICANN as one of the Trusted
Community Representatives for the DNSSEC root.
"Dan was a force of nature," adds Marc Rogers on Twitter. "A hacker
who saw not just 1 or 2 moves ahead but so many you sometimes wondered
if he was playing the same game: I asked him for a demo. He brought a
record turntable he used to move a VM forwards & backwards in time
like a DJ scratching." '
-- source: https://it.slashdot.org/story/21/04/24/1645214
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