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

Chinese hackers deface the Russian Consulate in Shanghai

That was fast. Chinese hackers collaborating with the Chinese Hacking Union, a two-years old training community for wannabe hackers, hacked and defaced the official web site of  the General Consulate of the Russian Federation in Shanghai, PRC in response to the recent accusations that a Russian navy vessel has sank a Chinese cargo ship.

February 22, 2009 by Dancho Danchev


Why I am against pure net neutrality

While it may sound like treating all ISP traffic equally is a good idea, mandating strict net neutrality hurts computer security for all of us.Those of you who are tech heads and reside in the United States should all be familiar with the Net Neutrality debate, but for those of you who aren't, the debate centers around an ISP's ability to treat traffic differently depending upon application and purpose.

February 22, 2009 by Adam O'Donnell


Rogue security software spoofs ZDNet Reviews

Impersonation is a form of flattery by itself, however, not when it comes to the very latest round of rogue security software this time impersonating ZDNet, CNET's and PC Magazine's reviews section, making it look like legitimate and highly respected technology sites have actually reviewed and recommend the rogue security software.

February 20, 2009 by Dancho Danchev


Targeted malware attacks exploiting IE7 flaw detected

Researchers at TrendMicro have detected a targeted malware attack exploiting last week's patched critical MS09-002 vulnerability affecting Internet Explorer 7.  Upon opening the spammed Microsoft office document, vulnerable users are automatically forwarded to a Chinese live exploit site which still remains active.

February 17, 2009 by Dancho Danchev


Crimeware tracking service hit by a DDoS attack

A week after a newly launched crimeware tracking service went public, cybercriminals didn't hesitate to prove its usefulness by launching a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) against it. According to the Swiss security blog, the Zeus tracker came under attack from a previously known source that also attacked abuse.

February 17, 2009 by Dancho Danchev