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

Patch Tuesday: 7 bulletins, 19 flaws, all critical

Microsoft has released seven advisories -- all rated critical -- with patches for at least 19 vulnerabilities affecting the Windows operating system, the widely deployed Office productivity suite and the dominant Internet Explorer browser. Vista is affected by 6 of the 19 flaws.

May 8, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


Mac hack challenge sparks (another tired) debate

Like an old grandfather clock, the controversy surrounding last month's CanSecWest MacBook hijack contest just keeps on ticking, loud enough to stick in your ear but so monotonous and tiring that it's near impossible to perk up and listen.

May 8, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


Microsoft to ship critical Windows, Office patches

Next week's Patch Tuesday updates from Microsoft will include fixes for a wide range of "critical" vulnerabilities in the Windows, Office and Exchange product lines, the software giant announced today.As part of its advance notice mechanism, Microsoft said a total of 7 bulletins will be released on May 8, 2007.

May 3, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


And now, Month of ActiveX Bugs

After a brief lull -- and two fakes -- the "month of bugs" security projects are back, taking aim this time at flaws in ActiveX controls used by software developers.

May 2, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


'Highly critical' Trillian, Winamp flaws flagged

Security holes in two popular desktop software applications could put millions of computer users at risk of code execution attacks. The flaws, rated "highly critical," were flagged in the Trillian cross-platform IM program and Nullsoft's Winamp media player.

April 30, 2007 by Ryan Naraine