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

IBM kills off BlackICE firewall

IBM is pulling the plug on BlackICE PC Protection/Server Protection, the highly-rate firewall product that came with last year's acquisition of ISS (Internet Security Systems).

August 6, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


Blue Pill Project extends VM rootkit cat-and-mouse tussle

The intellectual cat-and-mouse tussle over hiding and finding virtual machine rootkits has hit a new gear with a team of researchers dismissing the notion of "100 percent undetectable" malware and the release of source code for a new "Blue Pill" rootkit.

August 2, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


OpenBSD team mocked at first ever 'Pwnie' awards

At the first ever Pwnie Awards announced at the Black Hat Briefings here, a team of well-known researchers picked the OpenBSD team from a list of four software vendors -- BMC, EnCase and Norman AntiVirus were the others -- in the "lamest vendor response" category.

August 2, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


Mozilla fixes its end of URL protocol handling saga

Exactly a week after admitting that Firefox was just as guilty as Internet Explorer when it comes to passing dangerous data to third party applications, the open-source group shipped Firefox with workarounds and patches for two related vulnerabilities.

July 30, 2007 by Ryan Naraine