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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What are the security goodies coming in Vista SP1?

What are the security goodies coming in Vista SP1?

As reported by Mary Jo Foley and Ed Bott, Microsoft has finally confirmed that Windows Vista SP1 actually exists and will serve as a cumulative roll-up of patches and bug fixes released over the last six months.This white paper from Microsoft, spells out the security goodies being fitted into this Vista refresh:Provides security software vendors a more secure way to communicate with Windows Security Center.

August 29, 2007 by in Windows

Did Skype just change my password without warning?

Did Skype just change my password without warning?

So, Skype just came back up for me after 24 hours of being offline.Then this sudden error message while I was in the middle of a work-related conversation (Skype is my primary phone service for work):With all the speculation swirling that this outage might be linked to a malicious hacking attack, I'm curious about whether this is a random bug linked to network problems or something more sinister.

August 17, 2007 by in Security

Questions swirl as Sourcefire buys ClamAV

Questions swirl as Sourcefire buys ClamAV

Sourcefire's acquisition of the ClamAV project -- a deal that includes trademarks and copyrights of the popular open-source anti-virus toolkit -- has raised eyebrows among industry watchers worried about the future of free security products.

August 17, 2007 by in Open Source

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