Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker is a security writer-editor for ZDNet. He can be found on sister sites CNET and CBS News. He is based in the New York newsroom. You can send him secure email 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 to ship critical Windows, Office patches

Microsoft to ship critical Windows, Office patches

Next week's Patch Tuesday updates from Microsoft will include fixes for a wide range of "critical" vulnerabilities in the Windows, Office and Exchange product lines, the software giant announced today.As part of its advance notice mechanism, Microsoft said a total of 7 bulletins will be released on May 8, 2007.

May 3, 2007 by in Windows

'Highly critical' Trillian, Winamp flaws flagged

'Highly critical' Trillian, Winamp flaws flagged

Security holes in two popular desktop software applications could put millions of computer users at risk of code execution attacks. The flaws, rated "highly critical," were flagged in the Trillian cross-platform IM program and Nullsoft's Winamp media player.

April 30, 2007 by in Security

Mozilla extends Firefox 1.5 support

Mozilla extends Firefox 1.5 support

Mozilla seems to be having a hard time pulling the plug on Firefox 1.5. After today, the open-source group planned to stop shipping security and stability updates for Firefox 1.5 but now I'm hearing that support has been extended to the middle of May.

April 24, 2007 by in Enterprise Software

10 questions for MacBook hacker Dino Dai Zovi

10 questions for MacBook hacker Dino Dai Zovi

I caught up with security researcher Dino Dai Zovi to discuss his successful hijack of a MacBook Pro machine at last week's CanSecWest conference in Vancouver, Canada.We talk about the specific vulnerability, the motivation for the attack, Apple's response and his plans around Mac OS X research: RN: What's your OS of choice?

April 23, 2007 by in Security

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