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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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

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Symantec borrows $200M to close Vontu deal

According to an 8-K filing, Symantec has borrowed $200 million under its $1 billion senior unsecured revolving credit facility to help finance its acquisition of DLP specialist Vontu.

December 3, 2007 by Ryan Naraine

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3Com-Huawei deal 'in trouble' over China connection

3Com sells network intrusion-prevention equipment used by the Pentagon and U.S. government agencies and U.S. intelligence officials are concerned the technology China would gain from 3Com will boost the Chinese military's computer warfare capabilities.

December 3, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


IE vs Firefox: Microsoft crunches security numbers

Jeff Jones, security strategy director in Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing group, is at it again, comparing three years of vulnerability data for the two main Web browsers -- Internet Explorer and Firefox -- to reach a conclusion that IE is arguably much safer than the open-source rival.

November 30, 2007 by Ryan Naraine