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

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

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U.S. Justice Department to be sued

From Slashdot:tpaudio writes "The ACLU and the EFF are suing the Department of Justice over how the government might be using GPS and location data from cell phones. With over 200 million Americans carrying cell phones, this could be pretty important for setting guidelines.

July 7, 2008 by Nathan McFeters

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$1 Million prize offered for cracking an encryption algorithm

It's 2008, and companies perhaps rich on VC money to waste in a guerilla marketing tactic for generating viral buzz, still talk and act as the utopian "unbreakable encryption" algorithm is the panacea of security, or the "Hackers Hell: Privacy That Can't Be Compromised" as they pitch it.

July 7, 2008 by Dancho Danchev

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