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

MS Word exploit generator circulating?

MessageLabs is reporting a surge in targeted malware attacks against a known Microsoft Word code-execution vulnerability, suggesting that an exploit generator kit may be circulating online.

May 21, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


'Month of bugs' spotlight hits search engines

Throughout the month of June, a Ukranian hacker plans to shake out cross-site scripting bugs in the most popular search engines (think Google, Yahoo, MSN, and publish details on these security flaws.

May 18, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


Secunia: 28% of all installed apps are insecure

Secunia's inspector identified about 4.9 million installed applications, and out of those, 1.4 million applications were found to be lacking critical security patches from the vendors. Opera users were the most tardy in applying critical patches for browser vulnerabilities.

May 16, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


Defeating UAC with a two-stage malware attack

An independent security researcher has released details on a two-stage malware attack against Windows Vista to show how easy it is for non-privileged code to replace shortcuts on the Start Menu and intercept UAC (User Account Control) privilege elevation prompts.

May 16, 2007 by Ryan Naraine