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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Apple QuickTime under siege

Apple QuickTime under siege

Not counting silent (undocumented) fixes, Apple has patched at least 32 security flaws affecting QuickTime in 2007. Last year, the QuickTime patch count was 28. Five was documented in 2005. There's no real end in sight...

November 30, 2007 by in Security

Google SEO poisoning: The saga may continue

Google SEO poisoning: The saga may continue

Another round of bogus malware touting sites may be headed toward Google's search results again, according to the researcher tracking the issue.Earlier today, Sunbelt Software reported that Google had eradicated the malware scourge hampering search results.

November 29, 2007 by in Google

Google nixes malware attack

Google nixes malware attack

Google has eradicated those bogus malware sites from its search results.As noted by Sunbelt Software on Monday and Tuesday, Google search results were being gamed by hackers.

November 28, 2007 by in Google

Zero Days: How to protect yourself

Zero Days: How to protect yourself

The SANS Institute released its top 20 security risks for 2007, which documents the security arms race between cyber criminals and the folks playing defense. But let's focus on the big scourge--zero day attacks.

November 28, 2007 by in Security

Finding and exploiting holes in software features

Finding and exploiting holes in software features

* Ryan Naraine is on vacation. Guest Editorial by Nate McFetersWith the holiday season fast approaching, and being so in the spirit of giving,  I thought I'd compile a list of the top features that led to security issues I discovered with co-researcher Billy Rios.

November 23, 2007 by in Google

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