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

Notorious spyware purveyor shuts down

Less than a year after successfully negotiating a US$1.5 million wrist-slap to to settle charges that it used sneaky tactics to install spyware on millions of computers, DirectRevenue (also known as Best Offers) has shut down operations.

October 24, 2007 by Ryan Naraine

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Attack of the PDFs

Less than 24 hours after Adobe shipped a fix for a gaping hole affecting its Reader and Acrobat software, PDF files rigged with malware are beginning to land in e-mail spam filters.

October 23, 2007 by Ryan Naraine

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Storm Worm botnet partitions for sale

SecureWorks researcher Joe Stewart has seen evidence that the massive Storm Worm botnet is being broken up into smaller networks, a surefire sign that the CPU power is up for sale to spammers and denial-of-service attackers.

October 15, 2007 by Ryan Naraine

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AOL finally patches AIM worm hole

America Online has finally shipped a patch for a gaping worm hole that exposed Windows computers to code execution attacks without any user action.

October 15, 2007 by Ryan Naraine

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