Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker is a security writer-editor for ZDNet. He can be found on sister sites CNET and CBS News. He is based in the New York newsroom. You can send him secure email with his PGP key: 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.

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Vista SP1 still vulnerable to speech recognition 'analog' hole

Vista SP1 still vulnerable to speech recognition 'analog' hole

A little more than a year ago, Sebastian Krahmer posted a question on the Dailydave security mailing list whether Vista's speech recognition was exploitable or not via malicious sound files that could be hosted on websites.  I was the first to answer his call with some initial skepticism but that turned in to astonishment when I ran some tests that confirmed the vulnerability.

February 11, 2008 by in Windows

Apple drops QuickTime patch

Apple drops QuickTime patch

Apple on Wednesday dropped a patch for QuickTime to fix a arbitrary code execution vulnerability.Relative to other recent QuickTime patches this one was small--only one vulnerability that could lead to an "unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution" if a user visits a malicious Web site.

February 6, 2008 by in Apple

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