Security researcher Cédric 'Sid' Blancher dead at 37http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/11/12/cdric_sid_blancher_dead_at_37/
Security researcher Cédric “Sid” Blancher has reportedly been killed in a skydiving accident in France.
At the time of writing, details of the accident remain sketchy. However, the Courrier-Picard says he died instantly after "a heavy fall on the landing zone" at the Frétoy-le-Chateau airfield.
Among other things, the 37-year-old Blancher was a sought-after speaker on WiFi security, and in 2005 published a Python-based Wi-Fi traffic injection tool called Wifitap.
In 2006, while working for the EADS Corporate Research centre, he also put together a paper on how to exploit Skype to act as a botnet.