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

Botnet assault: Spammers launch DDoS offensive

The spammers behind last year's destruction of Blue Security are back with a vengeance, using a variant of the 'Storm Worm' malware to launch a sustained distributed denial-of-service attack against three anti-spam services.

June 11, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


Yahoo Messenger patch ready, but it's not mandatory

I'm still working on that follow-up story on how Yahoo completely screwed up the flaw disclosure process (waiting to give Yahoo a chance to comment) and caused exploit code to be publicly released but, in the meantime, Yahoo Messenger users should know that a patch is now available and ready for download.Over the next several weeks, users worldwide will be prompted to update to a new version of Yahoo!

June 8, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


Windows vs Linux security report card redux

Jeff Jones has expanded his project to count security flaws (publicly reported and fixed) in the major workstation operating systems and his latest numbers show Windows Vista has by far the best security profile when compared to the major Linux distributions.

June 6, 2007 by Ryan Naraine