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

Month of search engine bugs humming along

Almost without notice, the ongoing month of search engine bugs is chugging along, discussing and exposing some some rather serious vulnerabilities in some of the world's most popular search engines.

June 21, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


Skeletons in Microsoft's Patch Day closet

Last Tuesday, when Microsoft released the MS07-030 bulletin to fix a remote code execution hole in Visio, the first line in the executive summary caught my attention:This important update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in addition to other security issues identified during the course of the investigation.

June 20, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


Does Trillian have a crapware problem? researcher Liana Leahy has taken Cerulean Studios to task for bundling two third-party applications into the popular free Trillian IM client, arguing that users who are not careful during the Trillian installation process could end up with a crapware problem.

June 19, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


Firefox narrows patch deployment window

Mozilla security chief Window Snyder has dismissed the counting of vulnerabilities as a "misleading metric," suggesting that the time it takes to release -- and deploy -- software patches should carry more weight.

June 19, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


Google releases Safe Browsing API

Google has released an experimental Safe Browsing API to allow third party developers to check URLs against blacklists of suspected phishing and malware sites.

June 18, 2007 by Ryan Naraine