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

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Gmail, PayPal and Ebay embrace DomainKeys to fight phishing emails

Brad Taylor, Google's Gmail Spam Czar, has just posted details on the ongoing cooperation with PayPal and Ebay, two of the most targeted brands in phishing emails, the effect of which is rejecting compared to flagging as spam each and every email pretending to be coming from and ebay.

July 9, 2008 by Dancho Danchev


What happens when you patch the Internet?

Well, inevitably you have some issues, don't you?  Yesterday's patch Tuesday effectively patched DNS servers and clients across nearly all of the Internet, and there's been at least one hiccup reported.

July 9, 2008 by Nathan McFeters


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