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 makeover for Yahoo Messenger

Eight days after the release of exploit code for code execution holes in the Yahoo Messenger IM client, Yahoo has shipped a new version with patches for its Windows user base.

August 24, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


VMware buys Determina

Virtual machine software powerhouse VMWare has quietly acquired Determina to beef up the security capabilities of hypervisors and virtualized workloads.

August 20, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


Did Skype just change my password without warning?

So, Skype just came back up for me after 24 hours of being offline.Then this sudden error message while I was in the middle of a work-related conversation (Skype is my primary phone service for work):With all the speculation swirling that this outage might be linked to a malicious hacking attack, I'm curious about whether this is a random bug linked to network problems or something more sinister.

August 17, 2007 by Ryan Naraine