Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker is the security editor for ZDNet. You can securely reach him on Signal and WhatsApp at 646-755-8849, and his PGP fingerprint for email is: 4D0E 92F2 E36A EC51 DAAE 5D97 CB8C 15FA EB6C EEA5.

Charlie Osborne

Charlie Osborne is a cybersecurity journalist and photographer who writes for ZDNet and CNET from London. PGP Key: AF40821B

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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Security is hard, accept it

Security is hard, accept it

* Ryan Naraine is on vacation.Guest editorial by Dr Jose NazarioThe past 10 or 15 years have been about the same things, largely, over and over again: input problems into single system applications or kernels.

July 10, 2008 by in Security

Don't doubt Deputy Dan

Don't doubt Deputy Dan

Well, it would seem that Tom Ptacek may have figured out something to do with Dan Kaminsky's earlier DNS flaw, and this may actually be the vulnerability to fear that we had originally heard.  Let's just say this, I've read Tom's postings on the Matasano blog for quite some time now, and he's a smart enough guy to not be easily impressed.

July 8, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

Kaminsky and Ptacek comment on DNS flaw

Kaminsky and Ptacek comment on DNS flaw

Well, well, well, what a day for security news!I got a chance to get the scoop word of mouth from Dan Kaminsky of IOActive (pictured above [image courtesy of quinnums]) and Thomas Ptacek of Matasano (pictured below) on the DNS flaw that's been all over the net today.

July 8, 2008 by in Networking

U.K's most spammed person receives 44,000 spam emails daily

U.K's most spammed person receives 44,000 spam emails daily

When you get so much spam that your anti-spam provider decides to use you in a marketing campaign, your spam problem turns into an asset for the community, and researchers running honeypots can only envy you for the sample of spam emails you receive on a daily basis. According to a recent press release by ClearMyMail :"ClearMyMail, has today announced the UK’s Top 5 most spammed email accounts that it protects, receiving a total of 3,900 – 44,000 spam emails each day.

July 8, 2008 by in Security

U.S. Justice Department to be sued

U.S. Justice Department to be sued

From Slashdot:tpaudio writes "The ACLU and the EFF are suing the Department of Justice over how the government might be using GPS and location data from cell phones. With over 200 million Americans carrying cell phones, this could be pretty important for setting guidelines.

July 7, 2008 by in Mobility

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