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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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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On deck from Oracle: 45 critical database, server patches

Database server giant Oracle plans to ship patches for a total of 45 security vulnerabilities on Thursday (July 17), bringing the vulnerability count for 2008 to a whopping 112.Since January 2006 (this CPU included), Oracle has shipped fixes for a total of  572 vulnerabilities.

July 14, 2008 by Ryan Naraine

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iPhone 3G SMS charges bypassed using AOL Instant Messenger

Updated: Conversations in the talkbacks have been very fruitful, pointing out that Apple does not make anything off of these SMS messages. Originally I had thought that Apple would take a cut from the AT&T profits and that this was the reason why they are the exclusive provider.

July 13, 2008 by Nathan McFeters

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Open Discussion: Software firewalls

It my recent story on "Patching the Internet" a discussion on how Dan Kaminsky broke, then subsequently helped fix DNS and the Internet, a lot of discussion centered around how the patch was breaking various software firewall applications. Most notably I heard talk of ZoneAlarm having issues.

July 11, 2008 by Nathan McFeters

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