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

Apple bolsters QuickTime defenses

Apple is adding several anti-hacking features to QuickTime in an effort to build up the media player's defenses.Ryan Naraine reports that exploit prevention mechanisms have been added to QuickTime in its latest batch of patches.

April 8, 2008 by


The next big thing? Crimeware-as-a-service

Finjan says Crimeware-as-a-Service (CaaS) is becoming an increasing problem and the ability of law enforcement to track malicious hackers will become increasingly hampered.On Monday, Finjan's Malicious Code Research Center (MCRC) released its first quarter Web security trends report (registration required) and highlighted CaaS.

April 7, 2008 by


Adobe claims to have known of Flash issue prior to CanSecWest '08, patch is on the way

In a comment in a talkback on the original issue discovered in Adobe Flash that led to the compromise of the Vista machine at the Pwn2Own contest, an Adobe representitive, Erick Lee, Manager of Adobe Secure Software Engineering Team (ASSET), claimed that Adobe knew of the flaw and has a patch on the way. This announcement acknowledges that Adobe knew of the risk, accepted it as their own, and was working on fixing it.

April 3, 2008 by Nathan McFeters


"How do I?" videos for security

While checking out Billy Rios's XS-Sniper blog today, I noted that he had included an interesting link to some videos produced by Microsoft.  I haven't had a chance to check them all out yet, but they are quite interesting.

April 3, 2008 by Nathan McFeters