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

$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


Happy 4th of July

For all of my blasting of the TSA and the US Government for our strange, inappropriate, inadequate, and sometimes unacceptable security practices, I am damn proud to be an American. There's many countries I've visited in this world, and I love many of them, but none like the good old U.

July 4, 2008 by Nathan McFeters

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Storm Worm's Independence Day campaign

A Storm Worm's Independence Day campaign is circulating online using email as propagation vector, attempting to trick users into visiting a Storm Worm infected host, where a multitude of what looks like over five different exploits attempt to automatically infect the visitors next to the malware binary fireworks.exe.

July 4, 2008 by Dancho Danchev


On deck from MS: Four 'important' patches but nothing for IE

Next Tuesday, Microsoft plans to ship four security updates for multiple flaws affecting Windows, Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange Server but the absence of fixes for publicly known Internet Explorer issues is causing raised eyebrows among security professionals.

July 3, 2008 by Ryan Naraine


Apple caught neglecting iPhone security

If you're waiting on iPhone 2 to standardize your business on the awesome new device (yeah, I'll be on line to buy one), you might want to pay attention to the conspicuous absence of iPhone security patches over the last four months.As WaPo's Brian Krebs reports, the iPhone runs a stripped down version of Mac OS X but, even though OS X security updates are coming fast and furious, the iPhone has been neglected.

July 3, 2008 by Ryan Naraine