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

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


Changes to British law will affect computer security industry

Ivan Ristic (pictured to the right) posted a story today on his blog that highlights some changes that are to go into effect in England sometime this year.  The changes to the Computer Misuse Act (CMA) would appear to put security researchers and consultants in the UK at risk of being considered criminals.

April 1, 2008 by Nathan McFeters


Black Hat Europe, Day 2 (Revisited): An interview with an invisible hacker

If you haven't seen Day 1 or Day2/Day3 of my series on Black Hat Europe, feel free to have a look. As I mentioned in my Day 2/Day 3 posting, I didn't get a chance to meet up to interview Adam Laurie until late in the day on Thursday; therefore, I moved onto my Day2/Day 3 story and promised to post the interview with Laurie later on.

March 31, 2008 by Nathan McFeters