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

Cisco patches IOS vulnerabilities

Cisco patched multiple vulnerabilities on Wednesday with the most important fixes covering data-link switching, IPv6 and VPN flaws.Among the highest rated patches (all rated 7 or above on a 10 scale):Cisco patched multiple vulnerabilities in the Data-link Switching (DLSw) feature in its IOS.

March 26, 2008 by


Defeating the Same Origin Policy part 2

In my first post in this series, I discussed the Same Origin Policy and how it protects us from some very serious attacks, the dangers of domain name based trust, and how to attack implementations of the Same Origin Policy within the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).  In order to demonstrate these concepts, I used two examples of real-world attacks against the Same Origin Policy implementation within the JVM.

March 24, 2008 by Nathan McFeters


Microsoft confirms Word attacks

Microsoft has confirmed reports of vulnerability in Word that allows an attacker to exploit a system via the Microsoft Jet Database Engine, which shares data with Access, Visual Basic and third party applications.Microsoft in its advisory said the potential for attack is "very limited.

March 23, 2008 by


eVoting systems come under fire

As reported by Robert McMillan and Elizabeth Montalbano at IDG News Service, Sequoia voting systems web site has been hacked and subsequently taken down.Sequoia and its voting system is not new to the news, as it was recently investigated by the Attorney General of New Jersey for "voting discrepancies" in last months primaries.

March 20, 2008 by Nathan McFeters