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

Google's $625 million security splash

Google has announced its second acquisition in the computer security space, shelling out a whopping $625 million in cash to snap up enterprise e-mail security vendor Postini.

July 9, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


The tip of the 0day iceberg

Guest Editorial: The story of modern computer security can never be told -- it's the story of the unknown. Right now, most people treat vulnerabilities as a constant stream of one-offs. In many real ways, the entire CVE database is the tip of an iceberg.

July 6, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


The dark side of search engines

As a malware researcher, I spend the majority of my days days studying the dark side of the web and one of the most interesting things I get to see are the weird, and sometimes wonderful, search engine queries that result in dangerous Web sites.

July 4, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


Operation Bot Roast: Too little too late

Guest Editorial: The US FBI has kicked off Operation Bot Roast this summer with the goal of addressing the botnet problem. Hurray for them,it's good that something is being done. However, this is probably not going to stop the botnet problem, and maybe wont even make a dent in the problem.

July 2, 2007 by Ryan Naraine