Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker is the security editor for ZDNet. You can securely reach him on Signal and WhatsApp at 646-755-8849, and his PGP fingerprint for email is: 4D0E 92F2 E36A EC51 DAAE 5D97 CB8C 15FA EB6C EEA5.

Charlie Osborne

Charlie Osborne is a cybersecurity journalist and photographer who writes for ZDNet and CNET from London. PGP Key: AF40821B

Jennifer Leggio

Jennifer Leggio has been in the security industry for 17 years as a marketer, advisor, and writer. Her focus is on security culture, including disclosure, community issues, equality in security, disruptive trends, and even marketing best practices. PGP Key: 3A708289 | She prefers other contact on Twitter via @mediaphyter.

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Microsoft patches gaping Windows worm holes

Microsoft patches gaping Windows worm holes

Microsoft today released a peck of patches to cover at least seven documented worm holes in the Windows operating system. The most serious of the vulnerabilities addresses could lead to remote code execution complete system takeover attacks.

September 8, 2009 by in Microsoft

Scareware goes Green

Scareware goes Green

Malicious pseudo-environmentalists have come up with a new social engineering tactic aiming to improve the profit margins of their fake antivirus software releases - by promising to donate $2 from every purchase for saving the Amazonian green forests.The new scareware template branded as "Green-AV Premier Edition 3.

September 3, 2009 by in Security

Opera browser (finally) gets an auto-updater

Opera browser (finally) gets an auto-updater

The Opera Web browser has undergone a minor security makeover with one significant improvement -- the ability to update itself when patches are released.The latest browser update will, by default, notify the user about available updates in very much the same way Mozilla Firefox handles automatic patching.

September 3, 2009 by in Security

Source code for Skype eavesdropping trojan in the wild

Source code for Skype eavesdropping trojan in the wild

Earlier this week, Swiss programmer Ruben Unteregger who has been reportedly working for a Swiss company ERA IT Solutions responsible for coding government sponsored spyware, has released the source code of a trojan horse that injects code into the Skype process in order to convert the incoming and outgoing voice data into an encrypted MP3 available at the disposal of the attacker.Here's how the trojan, currently detected as Trojan.

August 27, 2009 by in Social Enterprise

The most dangerous celebrities to search for in 2009

The most dangerous celebrities to search for in 2009

Searching for which celebrity has the highest probability of tricking you into visiting a malware-friendly web site?Last year it was Brad Pitt, but according to this year's McAfee report "Riskiest Celebrities to Search on the Web", it's Jessica Biel related searches that have "one in five chance of landing at a Web site that’s tested positive for online threats, such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware".

August 27, 2009 by in Security

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