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

AOL continues to struggle with AIM worm holes

According to Ryan Singel at Wired News, AOL shipped a silent, server-level patch on Monday night to fixa gaping hole that allowed hackers to gain complete control of any PC running the latest version of AIM.

December 6, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


Grisoft snaps up Exploit Prevention Labs

European anti-malware vendor Grisoft has acquired Exploit Prevention Labs (EPL) in a deal that adds technology to protect against drive-by Web-borne attacks.Financial terms of the transaction were not released.

December 4, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


QuickTime hack allows Second Life currency theft

Security researchers Dino Dai Zovi and Charlie Miller have found a way to exploit an unpatched QuickTime vulnerability to steal Linden Dollars from users in the Second Life virtual world.Dai Zovi (the hacker behind the CanSecWest MacBook Pro hijack) and Miller (creator of the first iPhone code execution exploit) cooked up the QuickTime/Second Life attack during an investigation of the security of online games .

December 4, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


Microsoft confirms man-in-the-middle WPAD vulnerability

Following the public release of a serious flaw in the way Windows resolves hostnames that do not include a fully-qualified domain name (FQDN), Microsoft has issued a security advisory to acknowledge the issue and offer pre-patch workarounds.

December 3, 2007 by Ryan Naraine