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, 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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Wanted: Black Hat bloggers

Wanted: Black Hat bloggers

Due to a scheduling conflict, I can't make the Black Hat conference so we're calling for guest submissions for Zero Day.In a nutshell, we're looking for brief recaps of the Black Hat presentations and your take on the festivities since I can't be in three places at once.

February 15, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

Opera accuses Mozilla of irresponsible disclosure

Opera accuses Mozilla of irresponsible disclosure

In a blog posted yesterday on Opera's website, blogger Claudio Santambrogio tells us that he isn't happy about the way Mozilla handled an Opera security disclosure.  Here's what Claudio had to say:Mozilla notified us of one security issue ( ) the day before they published their public advisory ( ).

February 14, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

Vista SP1 still vulnerable to speech recognition 'analog' hole

Vista SP1 still vulnerable to speech recognition 'analog' hole

A little more than a year ago, Sebastian Krahmer posted a question on the Dailydave security mailing list whether Vista's speech recognition was exploitable or not via malicious sound files that could be hosted on websites.  I was the first to answer his call with some initial skepticism but that turned in to astonishment when I ran some tests that confirmed the vulnerability.

February 11, 2008 by in Windows

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