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 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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3Com: China connection no risk to national security

3Com voluntarily agreed to subject its $2 billion acquisiton to review by the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the same committee that torpedoed Check Point's acquisition of Sourcefire over national security concerns.

October 12, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


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


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


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


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