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

Kaspersky Lab eyes IPO, acquisitions

Steve Orenberg, who heads up Kaspersky's U.S. unit and joins the board as a new director, says the restructuring is the first step in a strategic plan to pursue an IPO (initial public offering) exit.

August 13, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


On deck: Critical Windows, Office, IE patches

Microsoft plans to ship nine security bulletins next Tuesday with patches for a wide range of "critical" vulnerabilities affecting the Windows operating system, the Microsoft Office productivity suite and the widely deployed Internet Explorer browser.

August 9, 2007 by Ryan Naraine

33 Comments goes dark on patch day

On the same day Cisco released patches for multiple operating system and software vulnerabilities, the network routing and switching vendor suffered an outage that knocked the offline for about three hours.

August 9, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


Mogull leaves Gartner

Rich Mogull, one of the more prominent analysts covering the hacker/security space, is leaving Gartner Research to take a stab at private consulting.

August 8, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


Vista kernel tampering tool released, then mysteriously disappears

The race to defeat a key anti-rootkit/anti-DRM mechanism in Windows Vista has heated up again with the release of a tool that loads unsigned drivers into 64-bit Windows kernel and a swift decision by Microsoft to treat the utility as malicious spyware. But a third developer has joined the fray with "Purple Pill," a new utility that could be very troublesome for Microsoft if it works as advertised.

August 7, 2007 by Ryan Naraine