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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Lawyers circle Sears over privacy

Lawyers circle Sears over privacy

Sears may have taken down a feature that allowed you to see anyone's purchase history, but not fast enough to keep the lawyers at bay.On Friday, KamberEdelson filed a class action complaint alleging that Sears ManageMyHome.

January 7, 2008 by in Security

Ruckus wireless LAN security method solves usability versus security dilemma

Ruckus wireless LAN security method solves usability versus security dilemma

One of the biggest problems with wireless LAN security standards is the lack of an intermediate solution.  Your only choices in securing a wireless LAN were to deploy enterprise grade WPA wireless LAN security which requires RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial In User Service) servers in addition to a PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) or you deployed shared secret technology using WPA-PSK.

January 4, 2008 by in Security

Researcher: Sears' use of ComScore software falls short on privacy

Researcher: Sears' use of ComScore software falls short on privacy

Ben Edelman, an assistant professor at the Harvard Business School and noted anti-spyware researcher, says Sears and Kmart customers are giving up too much private data when they join a marketing program called "My SHC Community."Edelman walks through the installation of the ComScore software that powers Sears Holdings Community (SHC) and then argues that Sears falls short of Federal Trade Commission privacy standards.

December 31, 2007 by in CXO

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