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

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


ID theft allegations haunt founder of ID theft fraud protection service

This morning on the Howard Stern radio show, 'Baba Booey' came into the studio to help with a live commercial for Lifelock, an identity theft anti-fraud service that makes an eye-opening guarantee to its customers.After hearing the ad, I scribbled a note to check it out for a possible story down the road when I saw Wired's Kim Zetter pointing to an investigative piece by the Phoenix New Times on the troubling background of Robert J.

June 5, 2007 by Ryan Naraine