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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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


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