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

E pur se muove (and yet it moves)

* Ryan Naraine is traveling. Guest editorial by Ivan ArceOn January 15, 2008, the Vatican released a statement indicating that Pope Benedict XVI had canceled his visit to Italian La Sapienza University as a result of a series of protests during the previous days.

December 2, 2008 by Ryan Naraine


Vendor claims Acrobat 9 passwords easier to crack than ever

Password recovery software vendor ElcomSoft claims that the password verification mechanism in the new Adobe Acrobat 9 is weaker than the one used in the previous version of Adobe's product, thereby allowing them to improve the brute forcing speed a hundred times faster. The company's claim comes right after Adobe's implementation of 256-bit encryption in their Acrobat 9.

December 2, 2008 by Dancho Danchev


Breaking the zero-day habit

* Ryan Naraine is traveling.Guest editorial by Mike Rothman Given that this blog is called "Zero Day," I think it's fitting that I'm calling for most security professionals to ignore most of what comes out of the security research community.

December 1, 2008 by Ryan Naraine


IT expert executed in Iran

Following Pakistan's recently introduced "Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance 2008” according to which potential cyberterrorists would face the death penalty, a neighboring country, Iran, has recently executed an IT expert who confessed of being an Israeli spy for at least three years.

December 1, 2008 by Dancho Danchev


Apple: Mac users should run multiple anti-virus

One of Apple's better Mac vs PC ads features a strong message that Windows computers are a magnet for viruses (malware) but Macs are automatically protected.  As PC "ah-choos" his way through an infection, Mac offers a tissue and smugly infers that he's immune to the 114,000 Windows viruses.

December 1, 2008 by Ryan Naraine


Is there no end to the AutoRun madness?

* Ryan Naraine is traveling. Guest editorial by Roel SchouwenbergLet's skip any introduction and get straight to the point: We're currently facing a problem of epidemic proportions in malware that is spreading via removable devices.

November 30, 2008 by Ryan Naraine


'Dumbing down' the security profession

* Ryan Naraine is traveling.Guest editorial by Shyama RoseThe market for the development and implementation of source code analysis (static and dynamic) tools is swelling.

November 30, 2008 by Ryan Naraine