Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker is a writer-editor for ZDNet, and sister sites CNET and CBS News. He is based in the New York newsroom. His PGP key is: EB6CEEA5.

Charlie Osborne

Charlie Osborne, a medical anthropologist who studied at the University of Kent, UK, is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She has spent years travelling and working across Europe and the Middle East as a teacher, and has been involved in the running of businesses ranging from media and events to B2B sales. Charlie currently works as a journalist and photographer -- with the occasional design piece -- and writes for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has particular interests in social media, IP law, social engineering and security.

Violet Blue

Ms. Violet Blue (tinynibbles.com, @violetblue) is a freelance investigative reporter on hacking and cybercrime at Zero Day/ZDNet, CNET and CBS News, as well as a noted sex columnist. She has made regular appearances on CNN and The Oprah Winfrey Show and is regularly interviewed, quoted, and featured in a variety of publications that includes ABC News and the Wall Street Journal. She has authored and edited award-winning, best selling books in eight translations and has been a sex columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. She has given keynote talks at such conferences as ETech, LeWeb, and the Forbes Brand Leadership Conference, and has given two Tech Talks at Google. In 2010, the London Times named Blue one of “40 bloggers who really count.” Ms. Blue is the author of The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy. Violet Blue bio courtesy of TTI Vanguard.

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Maiffret's exit raises questions about eEye

Maiffret's exit raises questions about eEye

The co-founder's exit comes just seven months after eEye dismissed CEO Ross Brown and went through a small round of layoffs to cut costs to cope in a super-competitive vulnerability assessment and intrusion prevention software market. The company has had two CEOs in less than a year.

December 13, 2007 by in Security

DHS planning Cyber Storm II exercise in March

DHS planning Cyber Storm II exercise in March

A Department of Homeland Security official said Cyber Storm II, a national cyber security exercise, is slated for March 2008.In comments before the New York Metro Infragard Alliance Security Summit on Tuesday, Greg Garcia, assistant secretary of cybersecurity and communications at the DHS, said planning is underway for a March 2008 cyber security exercise, dubbed Cyber Storm II.

December 12, 2007 by in Security

What's the story with these security holes?

What's the story with these security holes?

There are 28 vulnerabilities in the ZDI pipeline, all high-severity, affecting some of the world's biggest IT vendors -- Computer Associates, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Novell, Oracle, IBM, Symantec, Sun Microsystems, Veritas and Borland.

December 10, 2007 by in Microsoft

China connection eyed in Oak Ridge cyber attack

China connection eyed in Oak Ridge cyber attack

Last week's phishing attack at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee reportedly has a China connection.Oak Ridge and Los Alamos National Laboratory were hit with a cyber attack where hackers accessed Social Security numbers and birth dates of visitors to the lab between 1990 and 2004.

December 9, 2007 by in China

Talking malware with Eugene Kaspersky

Talking malware with Eugene Kaspersky

Amidst growing chatter that the anti-virus/anti-spyware market is gasping for air, a veteran virus fighter says desktop security products must add new protection mechanisms to keep pace with aggressive online criminals.

December 6, 2007 by in Security

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