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

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


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


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