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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Cryogenically frozen RAM bypasses all disk encryption methods

Computer encryption technologies have all relied on one key assumption that RAM (Random Access Memory) is volatile and that all content is lost when power is lost. That key assumption is now being fundamentally challenged with a $7 can of compressed air and it's enough to give every security professional heart burn.

February 21, 2008 by George Ou

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Microsoft: 'We try to reproduce every vulnerability that comes in'

Microsoft outlined what it does with incoming vulnerability research, how it designates flaws and playing the cloak-and-dagger game with hackers.In a Q&A with Ryan Naraine, Jonathan Ness, the lead software engineer on Microsoft's SWI Defense team, addressed a big emerging issue between the software giant and security researchers: Who has the onus to reproduce the flaw?

February 19, 2008 by

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Wanted: Black Hat bloggers

Due to a scheduling conflict, I can't make the Black Hat conference so we're calling for guest submissions for Zero Day.In a nutshell, we're looking for brief recaps of the Black Hat presentations and your take on the festivities since I can't be in three places at once.

February 15, 2008 by

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Opera accuses Mozilla of irresponsible disclosure

In a blog posted yesterday on Opera's website, blogger Claudio Santambrogio tells us that he isn't happy about the way Mozilla handled an Opera security disclosure.  Here's what Claudio had to say:Mozilla notified us of one security issue ( ) the day before they published their public advisory ( ).

February 14, 2008 by George Ou

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