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: Europe becomes king of spam

Symantec released its February state of spam report and Europe has become the center of the spam universe.In its report, Symantec said:The percentage of spam messages that claimed to originate from Europe is now significantly greater than the percentage of spam messages originating from North America.

February 4, 2008 by

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Oracle on the psychology of patching

Oracle has a belated reply to a survey a few weeks back on how database administrators have never installed one of the company's critical patch updates.In a blog post Oracle's Eric Maurice faults the survey for relying on a small sample size--not that it stopped us from reporting it.

January 31, 2008 by

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Even SSL Gmail can get sidejacked

When Robert Graham demonstrated how Web 2.0 wasn't safe at last year's Blackhat, it was thought that at least the SSL mode (HTTPS) of Google Gmail would be spared from sidejacking.

January 30, 2008 by George Ou

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