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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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IE 8 to add malware blocking

IE 8 to add malware blocking

Amid all the hubbub about the first beta of IE 8 the security features haven't gotten a lot of attention. Part of the problem is that Microsoft hasn't disclosed a lot, but it does appear that the browser will block malware.

March 5, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

New tool cracks most enterprise wireless LANs

New tool cracks most enterprise wireless LANs

If your company or organization runs an enterprise wireless LAN network, I have some troubling news for you.  Odds are high that your current "enterprise-class" wireless LAN deployment is vulnerable to authentication leakage which not only exposes your internal network but all of your server access controls.

March 5, 2008 by in Networking

Secunia: It's not a flaw if it's a feature

Secunia: It's not a flaw if it's a feature

When I reported on the Vocera certificate security bypass flaw, SecurityFocus picked up on it and created Bugtraq ID 27935 to warn their customers about the vulnerability.  I dropped a note to Secunia about the flaw but they seem to believe that a flaw is only a flaw if it was accidental and not an irresponsible design choice.

February 27, 2008 by in Security

Report: Hackers swipe FTP server credentials using SaaS

Report: Hackers swipe FTP server credentials using SaaS

Finjan said it has uncovered a database with more than 8,700 FTP account credentials--user name, password and server address--that allow hackers to compromise security and deliver malware as a service.In a report released Wednesday, Finjan said the list of stolen accounts includes many Fortune 500 type companies.

February 26, 2008 by in Innovation

McAfee: Trojan targets Windows Mobile

McAfee: Trojan targets Windows Mobile

McAfee has unearthed a Windows Mobile PocketPC Trojan that disables security, installs via a memory card, can't be uninstalled and makes itself your home page.According McAfee's Avert Labs blog, the Trojan has been discovered in China.

February 26, 2008 by in Mobile OS

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