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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 He is the author of three books and thousands of published articles and many more unpublished, private reports.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.
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.
Security researchers at eEye Digital Security have found what is believed to be the first remotely exploitable vulnerability in a Microsoft Office 2007 application.
According to a published report, the recent attack against the DNS root servers was launched from a host server in Germany that controlled millions of zombie machines in South Korea
What could Cisco and Apple be up to on the security front? The two sides are not elaborating but that’s not going to stop the speculation in security circles.
Some of the biggest names in the anti-virus business -- Symantec, McAfee and CA eTrust, -- are missing from the list of vendors shipping products with the "Certified for Windows Vista" logo or the "Works with Windows Vista" logo.
It looks like Michal Zalewski is turning February into the MOFFB (month of Firefox bugs).
More than four years after Slammer started exploiting holes in Microsoft's SQL Server and Desktop Engine database products, the worm continues to squirm in machines that serve as eternal carriers for the worm.
Google has released a patch for a major security vulnerability in its powerful desktop search application.
Microsoft's implementation of the UAC (user account control) mechanism in Windows Vista continues to take a beating from security researchers.
A stack-based buffer overflow in the Snort IDS (intrusion detection system) could leave government and enterprise installations vulnerable to remote unauthenticated code execution attacks.
Mozilla's Firefox browser suffers from a design flaw that puts casual surfers at risk of phishing attacks; Microsoft applies for a patent covering the discovery and notification of browser-based phishing attempts.
The anti-phishing community at CastleCops.com has been knocked out by a massive DDoS (distributed denial-of-service attack).
A critical code execution hole is found in µTorrent, everyone's favorite torrent client. Dirty .torrent files could be used to in PC-takeover attacks.
A router hijack exploit scenario detailed by researchers at Symantec may affect Cisco routers that are marketed for the Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Remote Office/Branch Office (ROBO) and teleworker business segments.
Apple has started fixing security holes exposed during January's MoAB (Month of Apple Bugs) project.