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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The tip of the 0day iceberg

The tip of the 0day iceberg

Guest Editorial: The story of modern computer security can never be told -- it's the story of the unknown. Right now, most people treat vulnerabilities as a constant stream of one-offs. In many real ways, the entire CVE database is the tip of an iceberg.

July 6, 2007 by in Windows

The dark side of search engines

The dark side of search engines

As a malware researcher, I spend the majority of my days days studying the dark side of the web and one of the most interesting things I get to see are the weird, and sometimes wonderful, search engine queries that result in dangerous Web sites.

July 4, 2007 by in Security

Operation Bot Roast: Too little too late

Operation Bot Roast: Too little too late

Guest Editorial: The US FBI has kicked off Operation Bot Roast this summer with the goal of addressing the botnet problem. Hurray for them,it's good that something is being done. However, this is probably not going to stop the botnet problem, and maybe wont even make a dent in the problem.

July 2, 2007 by in Security

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