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

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


Apple QuickTime under siege

Not counting silent (undocumented) fixes, Apple has patched at least 32 security flaws affecting QuickTime in 2007. Last year, the QuickTime patch count was 28. Five was documented in 2005. There's no real end in sight...

November 30, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


Google SEO poisoning: The saga may continue

Another round of bogus malware touting sites may be headed toward Google's search results again, according to the researcher tracking the issue.Earlier today, Sunbelt Software reported that Google had eradicated the malware scourge hampering search results.

November 29, 2007 by


Symantec plugs Backup Exec holes

Security and data storage powerhouse Symantec has issued hotfixes for a slew of denial-of-service vulnerabilities affecting its Symantec Backup Exec for Windows Servers (BEWS) product.

November 28, 2007 by Ryan Naraine