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

X Font Server flaw hits Sun Solaris hard

Default installations of Sun's free Solaris operating system are sitting ducks for remote code execution attacks.According to an alert from iDefense, the flaw exists in the way Solaris implements the X Font Server (xfs), which is used to handle font rendering on X11 (X Window System).

October 3, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


3Com (and TippingPoint) head to China in $2B cash deal

Computer networking giant 3Com has been sold for $2 billion in cash to Bain Capital and Chinese telco equipment group Huawei Technologies. The inclusion of 3Com's TippingPoint zero-day flaw broker will certainly raise eyebrows in government circles.

September 28, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


Apple patches 10 iPhone security holes

Apple has shipped an iPhone software update to patch 10 different vulnerabilities that could allow malicious hackers to launch executable code, steal e-mail credentials or take control of the device's phone-dialing capabilities.

September 27, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


German security shop challenges anti-hacker laws

Fed up with the "ambiguity and confusion" surrounding Germany's controversial anti-hacker laws, a private security research firm has put its hacking tools back online as part of a public test of the interpretation of the new law.

September 26, 2007 by Ryan Naraine