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

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


CanSec West '08 - Pwn2Own contest rules announced

The Pwn2Own contest rules were announced recently for CanSecWest '08 coming up next week.Unfortuantely, or fortunately (depending on how you look at it), I won't be able to join in the fun as I will be presenting at Black Hat Europe next week, although you can rest assured I'm going to take a stab at the contest from remote!

March 18, 2008 by Nathan McFeters