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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ID theft allegations haunt founder of ID theft fraud protection service

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 in Security

Microsoft security guru: Get fuzzing

Microsoft security guru: Get fuzzing

Microsoft security whiz Michael Howard is urging developers in the Windows ecosystem to adopt fuzz testing as a critical part of the software creation process, stressing that the use of fuzzers can dramatically reduce the number of potential security vulnerabilities.

June 5, 2007 by in Microsoft

Google, Dell in URL redirection 'spyware' flap

Google, Dell in URL redirection 'spyware' flap

Google has invested heavily in several anti-malware/anti-spyware initiatives but the search engine giant might have a spyware problem of its own.According to David Ulevitch, CEO of OpenDNS, Google's revenue-generating URL error alliance with Dell drops a difficult-to-remove program on computers that straddles the spyware line.

May 23, 2007 by in Google

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