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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Apple plugs gaping iTunes hole, doesn't tell everyone

Apple today shipped an iTunes software refresh to add support for all the shiny new toys but, unless you're following security announcements closely, you'd never know that iTunes 7.4 contains a fix for a pretty nasty code execution vulnerability.

September 6, 2007 by Ryan Naraine

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More Firefox URI handling security hiccups

According to Billy Rios and Nate McFeters, the two security researchers behind the exposure of protocol abuse in popular Web browsers, Firefox is still vulnerable to a remote command injection flaw that could allow hackers to launch executable code on Windows machines.

September 4, 2007 by Ryan Naraine

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Apple patches AirPort Extreme base station

Apple has released a firmware upgrade to fix a remotely exploitable security issue in the AirPort Extreme Base Station.The flaw, publicly known since April, could allow remote attackers  to adversely affect network performance," Apple said in an advisory.

August 29, 2007 by Ryan Naraine

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Monster.com: Job site data theft 'not isolated incident'

Monster.com said it is implementing new robust capabilities for worldwide monitoring and surveillance of site traffic, reviewing and tightening all site access policies and controls and launching a series of targeted initiatives to protect job seeker contact information.

August 29, 2007 by Ryan Naraine

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What are the security goodies coming in Vista SP1?

As reported by Mary Jo Foley and Ed Bott, Microsoft has finally confirmed that Windows Vista SP1 actually exists and will serve as a cumulative roll-up of patches and bug fixes released over the last six months.This white paper from Microsoft, spells out the security goodies being fitted into this Vista refresh:Provides security software vendors a more secure way to communicate with Windows Security Center.

August 29, 2007 by Ryan Naraine

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