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

Security metrics: Is there a better way?

A report arguing that the first year of Vista has been more secure--or at least has had fewer vulnerabilities--than XP and other operating systems has raised a ruckus. The issue raises a question about whether there are any metrics that could accurately capture whether an operating system is more secure.

January 24, 2008 by

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Don't assume WPA2 is more secure than WPA

AirDefense recently did a Wireless LAN security survey of New York City retailers where they declared two thirds of retailers insecure according to John Cox's story.  According to the AirDefense survey, a third used zero link layer wireless LAN security (explanation of link layer here) and a third used "weak security".

January 23, 2008 by George Ou

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Linux security guru joins Microsoft

Crispin Cowan, the Linux security expert behind StackGard, the Immunix Linux distro and AppArmor, has joined the Windows security team.In a blog post last week, Microsoft's Michael Howard, author of Writing Secure Code, wrote:For those of you who don’t know Crispin, Crispin is responsible for a number of very well respected Linux-based security technologies such as StackGuard, the Immunix Linux distro, SubDomain and AppArmor.

January 20, 2008 by

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