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

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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Security is hard, accept it

* Ryan Naraine is on vacation.Guest editorial by Dr Jose NazarioThe past 10 or 15 years have been about the same things, largely, over and over again: input problems into single system applications or kernels.

July 10, 2008 by Ryan Naraine

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Gmail, PayPal and Ebay embrace DomainKeys to fight phishing emails

Brad Taylor, Google's Gmail Spam Czar, has just posted details on the ongoing cooperation with PayPal and Ebay, two of the most targeted brands in phishing emails, the effect of which is rejecting compared to flagging as spam each and every email pretending to be coming from paypal.com and ebay.

July 9, 2008 by Dancho Danchev

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What happens when you patch the Internet?

Well, inevitably you have some issues, don't you?  Yesterday's patch Tuesday effectively patched DNS servers and clients across nearly all of the Internet, and there's been at least one hiccup reported.

July 9, 2008 by Nathan McFeters

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Don't doubt Deputy Dan

Well, it would seem that Tom Ptacek may have figured out something to do with Dan Kaminsky's earlier DNS flaw, and this may actually be the vulnerability to fear that we had originally heard.  Let's just say this, I've read Tom's postings on the Matasano blog for quite some time now, and he's a smart enough guy to not be easily impressed.

July 8, 2008 by Nathan McFeters

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