Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker is the security editor for ZDNet, covering cybersecurity, national security, policy and privacy. He is based out of the New York newsroom, and can also be found on sister sites CNET and CBS News. You can contact him 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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Kaminsky and Ptacek comment on DNS flaw

Kaminsky and Ptacek comment on DNS flaw

Well, well, well, what a day for security news!I got a chance to get the scoop word of mouth from Dan Kaminsky of IOActive (pictured above [image courtesy of quinnums]) and Thomas Ptacek of Matasano (pictured below) on the DNS flaw that's been all over the net today.

July 8, 2008 by in Networking

U.K's most spammed person receives 44,000 spam emails daily

U.K's most spammed person receives 44,000 spam emails daily

When you get so much spam that your anti-spam provider decides to use you in a marketing campaign, your spam problem turns into an asset for the community, and researchers running honeypots can only envy you for the sample of spam emails you receive on a daily basis. According to a recent press release by ClearMyMail :"ClearMyMail, has today announced the UK’s Top 5 most spammed email accounts that it protects, receiving a total of 3,900 – 44,000 spam emails each day.

July 8, 2008 by in Security

U.S. Justice Department to be sued

U.S. Justice Department to be sued

From Slashdot:tpaudio writes "The ACLU and the EFF are suing the Department of Justice over how the government might be using GPS and location data from cell phones. With over 200 million Americans carrying cell phones, this could be pretty important for setting guidelines.

July 7, 2008 by in Mobility

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July

For all of my blasting of the TSA and the US Government for our strange, inappropriate, inadequate, and sometimes unacceptable security practices, I am damn proud to be an American. There's many countries I've visited in this world, and I love many of them, but none like the good old U.

July 4, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

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