Violet Blue

Violet Blue is the author of The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy. She contributes to ZDNet, CNET, CBS News, and SF Appeal.

Larry Seltzer

Larry Seltzer has long been a recognized expert in technology, with a focus on mobile technology and security in recent years

Latest Posts

Rigged podcasts can leak your iTunes username/password

Hackers can create malicious podcasts to hijack usernames and passwords from Apple's iTunes software.According to a warning from Apple, a "design issue" in the iTunes podcast feature can be abused via rigged audio files to cause an authentication dialog to be presented to the user.

March 11, 2009 by Ryan Naraine


Adobe PDF patch released, but only for some

After weeks of swinging and missing on proper response to a gaping security hole in its ever-present PDF Reader software, Adobe has finally shipped a patch but only for some affected users.On the same day Microsoft issued its scheduled batch of patches, Adobe dropped a security bulletin warning of a "critical" vulnerability in Adobe Reader 9 and Acrobat 9 and earlier versions.

March 10, 2009 by Ryan Naraine


Microsoft fixes critical Windows kernel, WINS flaws

Microsoft today shipped three security bulletins with fixes for at least 8 documented vulnerabilities affecting millions of Windows OS users.The most serious of this month's patch batch is rated "critical" and could allow full remote execution attacks if a Windows user is simply lured into viewing a booby-trapped image file.

March 10, 2009 by Ryan Naraine