Dan Kaminsky, 42, passed away unexpectedly on April 23 due to complications from diabetes. His work spanned nearly every aspect of cybersecurity: network security, Web security, cryptography, clickjacking defense, online ad-fraud prevention. His best-known research was the discovery of the massive DNS cache poisoning flaw in 2008 that could be exploited to redirect victims to a malicious website without their knowing. He hosted the famous “Black Ops” series of talks at Black Hat where he shared his latest research and insights.
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