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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Cisco.com goes dark on patch day

Cisco.com goes dark on patch day

On the same day Cisco released patches for multiple operating system and software vulnerabilities, the network routing and switching vendor suffered an outage that knocked the Cisco.com offline for about three hours.

August 9, 2007 by in Cisco

Mogull leaves Gartner

Mogull leaves Gartner

Rich Mogull, one of the more prominent analysts covering the hacker/security space, is leaving Gartner Research to take a stab at private consulting.

August 8, 2007 by in CXO

Vista kernel tampering tool released, then mysteriously disappears

Vista kernel tampering tool released, then mysteriously disappears

The race to defeat a key anti-rootkit/anti-DRM mechanism in Windows Vista has heated up again with the release of a tool that loads unsigned drivers into 64-bit Windows kernel and a swift decision by Microsoft to treat the utility as malicious spyware. But a third developer has joined the fray with "Purple Pill," a new utility that could be very troublesome for Microsoft if it works as advertised.

August 7, 2007 by in Windows

IBM kills off BlackICE firewall

IBM kills off BlackICE firewall

IBM is pulling the plug on BlackICE PC Protection/Server Protection, the highly-rate firewall product that came with last year's acquisition of ISS (Internet Security Systems).

August 6, 2007 by in IBM

OpenBSD team mocked at first ever 'Pwnie' awards

OpenBSD team mocked at first ever 'Pwnie' awards

At the first ever Pwnie Awards announced at the Black Hat Briefings here, a team of well-known researchers picked the OpenBSD team from a list of four software vendors -- BMC, EnCase and Norman AntiVirus were the others -- in the "lamest vendor response" category.

August 2, 2007 by in CXO

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