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

"Zombies ahead!" sign says something about SCADA security

An electronic road sign hacked to alert drivers to hoards of the undead provides a nice pedagogical example of why SCADA security is such a "big deal".Earlier this week a road sign was hacked to warn drivers about zombies disturbing their evening commute.

January 29, 2009 by Adam O'Donnell

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Purewire snaps up online reputation management vendor

Less than six months after banking a $2 million funding round, Atlanta-based security-as-a-service startup Purewire has made its first acquisition -- online reputation management vendor Opinity. Financial terms were not released.

January 29, 2009 by Ryan Naraine

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Google plugs 'high-risk' holes in Chrome browser

Google has shipped a high-priority Chrome browser patch with fixes for three security vulnerabilities that expose users to cross-site scripting and data theft attacks.Google Chrome's beta and stable channels have been updated to version 1.

January 29, 2009 by Ryan Naraine

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Google Video search results poisoned to serve malware

From the real-time syndication of hot Google Trends keywords, maintaining AdWords campaigns, to the plain simple blackhat search engine optimization tactics, cybercriminals are constantly looking for new ways to acquire traffic by enjoying the clean reputation of each and every Web 2.0 property.

January 27, 2009 by Dancho Danchev

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Will EDoS be the next DDoS?

A noted security analyst has proposed a new twist on the traditional denial of service model where attackers purposefully inflate the bills of cloud service users until they can no longer afford service.Christofer Hoff, the Chief Security Architect at Unisys, has recently been discussing the concept of an Economic Denial of Sustainability on his blog.

January 25, 2009 by Adam O'Donnell

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GPU-Accelerated Wi-Fi password cracking goes mainstream

No weak password can survive a GPU-accelerated password recovery attack. Last week's released Wireless Security Auditor is prone to shorter the time it takes for a network administrator to pen-test the strength of the WPA/WPA2-PSK passwords used on the wireless network.

January 22, 2009 by Dancho Danchev

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