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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Microsoft confirms Excel flaw; outlines defense

Microsoft confirms Excel flaw; outlines defense

The Microsoft Security Response Center has confirmed ongoing attacks against Excel and is recommending that users either run files through a tool that strips out exploit code or block Office 2003 and earlier formats except for those from trusted locations.

January 15, 2008 by in Security

Another free security utility: Trend Micro's RUBotted

Another free security utility: Trend Micro's RUBotted

Trend Micro has released a beta of RUBotted, a little program that watches for incoming bot related traffic.Here's the Trend Micro description:RUBotted intelligently monitors your computer's system behavior for activities that are potentially harmful to both your computer and other people's computers.

January 11, 2008 by in Security

Oracle plans 27 security fixes for Jan. 15

Oracle plans 27 security fixes for Jan. 15

Updated below: Oracle said Thursday that its latest batch of patches will fix 27 security fixes "across hundreds of Oracle products," including eight for the company's database, seven for its e-business suite and six for its application server.In its advisory, Oracle outlines a laundry list of software affected.

January 10, 2008 by in Security

Another QuickTime code execution flaw surfaces

Another QuickTime code execution flaw surfaces

A security researcher has unearthed a buffer overflow remote code execution vulnerability that affects QuickTime on both the Windows and Mac platform.The flaw was published Thursday by Luigi Auriemma, who has been busy of late, is the latest in a series of QuickTime issues.

January 10, 2008 by in Hardware

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