Larry Seltzer

Larry Seltzer has long been a recognized expert in technology, with a focus on mobile technology and security in recent years. He was most recently Editorial Director of BYTE, Dark Reading and Network Computing at UBM Tech. Prior to that he spent over a decade consulting and writing on technology subjects, primarily in the area of security. He is the author of three books and thousands of published articles and many more unpublished, private reports. Larry has been Technical Director at several test laboratories where he both directed and ran product testing, with a special interest in test automation. Larry began his career as a Software Engineer at the now-defunct Desktop Software Corporation in Princeton, NJ, on the team that wrote the NPL 4GL query language. He also worked on corporate IT and software development at Chase Econometrics. Larry is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Public Policy.

Violet Blue

Ms. Violet Blue (tinynibbles.com, @violetblue) is a freelance investigative reporter on hacking and cybercrime at Zero Day/ZDNet, CNET and CBS News, as well as a noted sex columnist. She has made regular appearances on CNN and The Oprah Winfrey Show and is regularly interviewed, quoted, and featured in a variety of publications that includes ABC News and the Wall Street Journal. She has authored and edited award-winning, best selling books in eight translations and has been a sex columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. She has given keynote talks at such conferences as ETech, LeWeb, and the Forbes Brand Leadership Conference, and has given two Tech Talks at Google. In 2010, the London Times named Blue one of “40 bloggers who really count.” Ms. Blue is the author of The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy. Violet Blue bio courtesy of TTI Vanguard.

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Anatomy of an emergency patch

Anatomy of an emergency patch

Martin Englund, security engineer in the Java Network and Security group at Sun Microsystems, offers a blow-by-blow of how the company reacted to the Solaris Telnet zero-day

published February 14, 2007 by

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Vista hit by Patch Tuesday shrapnel

Vista hit by Patch Tuesday shrapnel

A close look at MS07-010 shows that Microsoft Windows Defender in Windows Vista is indeed vulnerable to a "critical" code execution flaw that was flagged by researchers at IBM's ISS X-Force unit.

published February 13, 2007 by

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Hacker, Microsoft duke it out over Vista design flaw

Hacker, Microsoft duke it out over Vista design flaw

Joanna Rutkowska has always been a big supporter of the Windows Vista security model. Until she stumbled upon a "very severe hole" in the design of UAC (User Account Control) and found out -- from Microsoft officials -- that the default no-admin setting isn't even a security mechanism anymore.

published February 13, 2007 by

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Schneier: Do not upgrade to Vista

Schneier: Do not upgrade to Vista

Security guru Bruce Schneier has given a big thumbs-down to Windows Vista, arguing that the copy protection features built into the new operating system "will make your computer less reliable and less secure."

published February 12, 2007 by

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Project Titan: Verisign moves to strengthen DNS infrastructure

Project Titan: Verisign moves to strengthen DNS infrastructure

SAN FRANCISCO -- Just days after unknown attackers launched denial-of-service attacks against the root servers that help manage the world's Internet traffic, Verisign announced the launch of a major initiative to significantly increase its daily DNS query capacity -- from 400 billion queries a day currently to 4 trillion queries a day.

published February 8, 2007 by

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Dirty dozen: Windows, Office, OneCare patches on tap

Dirty dozen: Windows, Office, OneCare patches on tap

Microsoft's Patch Day bundle this month will be a whopper: 12 bulletins with fixes for a wide range of serious security vulnerabilities.Five of the 12 bulletins will cover remotely exploitable bugs in the Windows operating system while three will deal with Microsoft Office flaws.

published February 8, 2007 by

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