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

Do you know what's leaking out of your browser?

At the ToorCon Seattle (beta) conference, Web application security specialist Robert Hansen (RSnake) demoed Mr-T (Master Recon-Tool), a new utility that combines information disclosure bugs in Internet Explorer and Firefox to collect information on a target's computer system.

May 14, 2007 by Ryan Naraine

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Pirate Bay hacked, database stolen

According to an alert posted on The Pirate Bay's blog, the stolen user credentials were encrypted but the site is still urging users to immediately change usernames and passwords to avoid the risk of identity theft.

May 11, 2007 by Ryan Naraine

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Patch Tuesday: 7 bulletins, 19 flaws, all critical

Microsoft has released seven advisories -- all rated critical -- with patches for at least 19 vulnerabilities affecting the Windows operating system, the widely deployed Office productivity suite and the dominant Internet Explorer browser. Vista is affected by 6 of the 19 flaws.

May 8, 2007 by Ryan Naraine

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Mac hack challenge sparks (another tired) debate

Like an old grandfather clock, the controversy surrounding last month's CanSecWest MacBook hijack contest just keeps on ticking, loud enough to stick in your ear but so monotonous and tiring that it's near impossible to perk up and listen.

May 8, 2007 by Ryan Naraine

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