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

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


MacBook exploit in circulation?

An anonymous blogger claims he/she was able to monitor the network at CanSecWest security conference and snag a full packet capture of the MacBook hijack contest.

April 25, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


Mozilla extends Firefox 1.5 support

Mozilla seems to be having a hard time pulling the plug on Firefox 1.5. After today, the open-source group planned to stop shipping security and stability updates for Firefox 1.5 but now I'm hearing that support has been extended to the middle of May.

April 24, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


QuickTime bug brought down MacBook

The vulnerability is a Java-based vulnerability in QuickTime, which is installed by default on Mac OS X. Any Java-enabled Web browser on this platform is an attack vector.

April 23, 2007 by Ryan Naraine