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

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Symantec intercepts Microsoft Word exploit

Just 24 hours after Microsoft shipped a patch for a critical vulnerability affecting Microsoft Word, researchers at Symantec say they have intercepted a malicious Word .doc rigged with a backdoor Trojan.

October 11, 2007 by Ryan Naraine

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MS Outlook flaw adds new twist to URI handling saga

According to Secunia's chief technology officer Thomas Kristensen, proof-of-concept code demonstrating the Outlook issue has been sent to Microsoft to prove that this is indeed a Windows vulnerability that's caused by a design change in Internet Explorer 7.

October 10, 2007 by Ryan Naraine

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Microsoft slaps bandaid on IE, MS Word

Microsoft's dominant Internet Explorer browser has undergone a security makeover to correct at least four vulnerabilities that could be used in code execution attacks if a user simply surfs to a maliciously rigged Web page.

October 9, 2007 by Ryan Naraine

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Leftovers: Solaris workaround, Patch Tuesday

In response to public disclosure of a code execution hole affecting default installations of Sun Solaris, the company is recommending users turn off the X font server until a patch is ready.

October 8, 2007 by Ryan Naraine

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