Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker is the security editor for ZDNet, covering cyber and national security. He is based in New York newsroom, and is also found on sister-sites CNET and CBS News. You can reach him with his PGP key: EB6CEEA5.

Charlie Osborne

Charlie Osborne is a cybersecurity journalist and photographer who writes for ZDNet and CNET from London. PGP Key: AF40821B | Research/security tips email: cingred@protonmail.com.

Jennifer Leggio

Jennifer Leggio has been in the security industry for 17 years as a marketer, advisor, and writer. Her focus is on security culture, including disclosure, community issues, equality in security, disruptive trends, and even marketing best practices. PGP Key: 3A708289 | She prefers other contact on Twitter via @mediaphyter.

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Websense: Microsoft Live Hotmail CAPTCHA hacked in 6 seconds

Websense: Microsoft Live Hotmail CAPTCHA hacked in 6 seconds

Websense says that hackers have streamlined their anti-CAPTCHA tools and can attack Microsoft's Live Hotmail service in about 6 seconds.Websense has been on the CAPTCHA case for a while and the latest attack on Microsoft's Hotmail is an evolutionary leap because hackers' tools are automated and operating almost instantaneously.

April 13, 2008 by in Microsoft

Oracle preps critical database patches

Oracle preps critical database patches

Oracle has announced details of its own patch Tuesday--April 15--with 17 security fixes covering the company's flagship database and 41 patches collectively.Oracle said in an advisory that the patches cover "multiple security vulnerabilities" across its products.

April 11, 2008 by in Data Management

DHS to name new CIO

DHS to name new CIO

The Department of Homeland Security said this week that it will name Richard Mangogna CIO.Mangogna comes to the DHS from Mason Harriman Group, where he was a senior advisory to the firm's agencies.

April 10, 2008 by in CXO

Apple bolsters QuickTime defenses... or do they?

Apple bolsters QuickTime defenses... or do they?

A couple of great articles came out recently, one from Ryan Naraine and one from our very own Larry Dignan, about some of the defenses that Apple is trying to build into QuickTime to defend Vista users.As we've talked about here before, with Vista, it's all about the DEP and the ASLR (ok, and SafeSEH, stack/heap canaries, etc.

April 8, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

Apple bolsters QuickTime defenses

Apple bolsters QuickTime defenses

Apple is adding several anti-hacking features to QuickTime in an effort to build up the media player's defenses.Ryan Naraine reports that exploit prevention mechanisms have been added to QuickTime in its latest batch of patches.

April 8, 2008 by in Hardware

The next big thing? Crimeware-as-a-service

The next big thing? Crimeware-as-a-service

Finjan says Crimeware-as-a-Service (CaaS) is becoming an increasing problem and the ability of law enforcement to track malicious hackers will become increasingly hampered.On Monday, Finjan's Malicious Code Research Center (MCRC) released its first quarter Web security trends report (registration required) and highlighted CaaS.

April 7, 2008 by in Security

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