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

China detains web site defacer spreading earthquake rumors

The Xinhua news agency is reporting that the web site defacer which I mentioned in a previous post regarding the use of web site defacements as tools for psychological operations, has been located and detained in less than a week after he defaced the Seismic Emergency and Public Center of the Guangxi province where he left a fake message on an upcoming earthquake that's going to hit China.

June 18, 2008 by Dancho Danchev


A security company wants you to DDoS its servers

"There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary" - Brendan Behan. Ypigsfly, a company describing itself as a group of seasoned veterans of the Internet network infrastructure business, has just launched Killthisbox.

June 18, 2008 by Dancho Danchev


Code execution vulnerability found in Firefox 3.0

It's not all about world records for Firefox 3.0.Just hours after the official release of the latest refresh of Mozilla's flagship browser, an unnamed researcher has sold a critical code execution vulnerability that puts millions of Firefox3.

June 18, 2008 by Ryan Naraine


Finjan uncovers half a gigabyte of stolen data on crimeware servers

Finjan's Malicious Code Research Center has uncovered a half of gigabyte of stolen data from US Healthcare organizations and from a major airline on crimeware servers in Argentina and Malaysia.A representative of Finjan stated:"Hackers incorporated sophisticated attacks using crimeware toolkits, Trojans, and Command and Control servers to drive traffic from a specific region with specific characteristics.

June 17, 2008 by Nathan McFeters


Photobucket's DNS records hijacked by Turkish hacking group

Yesterday, Photobucket the world's most popular photo sharing site according to Hitwise had its DNS records hijacked to return a hacked page courtesy of the NetDevilz hacking group, a Turkish web site defacement group most widely known for its defacement of the adult video site Redtube earlier this year.

June 17, 2008 by Dancho Danchev


Fresh off the press: iPhoneDbg toolkit hotness

The guys at Core Security just released an iPhoneDbg toolkit that should make exploit development for the iPhone much easier.  This is outstanding news for all, as I think there has been a lot of concern over the quick rise of mobile devices and the new security concerns that they create.

June 17, 2008 by Nathan McFeters


How to recover GPcode encrypted files?

Got backups? In response to the security community's comments on the futile attempt to directly attack the 1024 bit RSA keys using distributed computing, Kaspersky Labs are now reasonably recommending that affected end users lacking backups of their encrypted data, take advantage of data recovery tools :Currently, it's not possible to decrypt files encrypted by Gpcode.

June 15, 2008 by Dancho Danchev


Black Hat '08 preview webcast on its way

Ladies and gents,For those who hadn't heard, I will be presenting at Black Hat Vegas '08 this year with Rob Carter, John Heasman, and Billy Rios.  Our presentation is called "The Internet is Broken: Beyond document.

June 15, 2008 by Nathan McFeters

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