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

Big Brother Getting Bigger Part 2: United Kingdom

In a move to bring direct competition to the US on who can be the bigger, badder, more blatant Big Brother, the United Kingdom has apparently decided to create a database holding the telephone numbers and email accounts of everyone in Britain.  The details of every phone conversation, SMS, and email, as well as cellphone internet traffic would be held in the database for 12 months.

July 16, 2008 by Nathan McFeters

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Kaminsky to discuss DNS flaw at Black Hat sponsored webcast

The Black Hat group on Twitter provided a message today alerting people to a webcast to be put on by Dan Kaminsky on the DNS vulnerabilities that I've heavily covered as follows: Dan Kaminsky breaks DNS, massive multi-vendor patch coming, details at Black Hat Vegas '08 Kaminsky and Ptacek comment on DNS flaw Don't doubt Deputy DanThe story has also received extensive coverage over at Securosis, where Rich Mogull has provided a podcast on the subject.

July 15, 2008 by Nathan McFeters

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Symantec says Microsoft Access ActiveX attacks to increase

Symantec has reported that the Neosploit toolkit has been updated to include attack vectors for the recent Microsoft Access ActiveX vulnerability.  Neosploit is a toolkit for sale on the market (price estimates fall between $1500-$3000) that seeks to automate and extend the capability of browser exploits.

July 14, 2008 by Nathan McFeters

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Remote code execution through Intel CPU bugs

Kris Kaspersky, author of numerous books on reverse engineering and software engineering, will be presenting his research on remote code execution through Intel CPU bugs at the upcoming Hack in the Box Security Conference in Malaysia.

July 14, 2008 by Dancho Danchev

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