Late last week, headlines popped up talking about malware delivered by strands of DNA. If you were wondering, “Is this true, and how the heck can DNA deliver malware?” then you’ve come to the right place. In today’s video, I talk about the latest information security research to come out of the University of Washington, and whether or not you should worry about it. While I don’t think this example poses any threat today, the research does convey an underlying message for how attackers might deliver software exploits in the future.
Episode Runtime: 5:43
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmcaPzHXWQo
- Malicious code in DNS infects computers – Tech Crunch
- Researchers’ page on the DNS exploit – UW
- Full research paper in DNS exploit [PDF] – UW
- Old passport reader exploit – Wired