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

Microsoft ships free tool to swat cross-site scripting scripting bugs

Microsoft's Application Consulting & Engineering (ACE Team) has shipped XSSDetect, a free Visual Studio plug-in capable of flagging potential cross-site scripting issues in managed code.The tool, currently available as a beta download, is styled as a stripped-down version of Microsoft's Code Analysis Tool for .

October 24, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


Notorious spyware purveyor shuts down

Less than a year after successfully negotiating a US$1.5 million wrist-slap to to settle charges that it used sneaky tactics to install spyware on millions of computers, DirectRevenue (also known as Best Offers) has shut down operations.

October 24, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


Attack of the PDFs

Less than 24 hours after Adobe shipped a fix for a gaping hole affecting its Reader and Acrobat software, PDF files rigged with malware are beginning to land in e-mail spam filters.

October 23, 2007 by Ryan Naraine