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

Don't doubt Deputy Dan

Well, it would seem that Tom Ptacek may have figured out something to do with Dan Kaminsky's earlier DNS flaw, and this may actually be the vulnerability to fear that we had originally heard.  Let's just say this, I've read Tom's postings on the Matasano blog for quite some time now, and he's a smart enough guy to not be easily impressed.

July 8, 2008 by Nathan McFeters

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Kaminsky and Ptacek comment on DNS flaw

Well, well, well, what a day for security news!I got a chance to get the scoop word of mouth from Dan Kaminsky of IOActive (pictured above [image courtesy of quinnums]) and Thomas Ptacek of Matasano (pictured below) on the DNS flaw that's been all over the net today.

July 8, 2008 by Nathan McFeters


Storm Worm says the U.S have invaded Iran

Right after the U.S Independence Day fireworks, Storm Worm latest campaign launched a couple of hours ago, is back online this time attempting to once again exploit client-side vulnerabilities, this time serving iran_occupation.

July 8, 2008 by Dancho Danchev


ICANN says hijacking attack due to breach at their registrar

As we commented on, ICANN, the group that manages top-level domain (TLD) naming systems for the web, recently had several of its domains hijacked by a Turkish hacking group.  ICANN has now commented that the hijacking was due to a security breach at the registrar that manages those URLs.

July 8, 2008 by Nathan McFeters

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U.K's most spammed person receives 44,000 spam emails daily

When you get so much spam that your anti-spam provider decides to use you in a marketing campaign, your spam problem turns into an asset for the community, and researchers running honeypots can only envy you for the sample of spam emails you receive on a daily basis. According to a recent press release by ClearMyMail :"ClearMyMail, has today announced the UK’s Top 5 most spammed email accounts that it protects, receiving a total of 3,900 – 44,000 spam emails each day.

July 8, 2008 by Dancho Danchev