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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Symantec: Europe becomes king of spam

Symantec: Europe becomes king of spam

Symantec released its February state of spam report and Europe has become the center of the spam universe.In its report, Symantec said:The percentage of spam messages that claimed to originate from Europe is now significantly greater than the percentage of spam messages originating from North America.

February 4, 2008 by in Security

Oracle on the psychology of patching

Oracle on the psychology of patching

Oracle has a belated reply to a survey a few weeks back on how database administrators have never installed one of the company's critical patch updates.In a blog post Oracle's Eric Maurice faults the survey for relying on a small sample size--not that it stopped us from reporting it.

January 31, 2008 by in Security

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