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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Storm worm goes phishing

Storm worm goes phishing

The dreaded Storm worm is now being used for phishing scams, according to security researchers.F-Secure outlined a phishing scam involving the Storm worm (all resources) on i-halifax.

January 9, 2008 by in Security

Lawyers circle Sears over privacy

Lawyers circle Sears over privacy

Sears may have taken down a feature that allowed you to see anyone's purchase history, but not fast enough to keep the lawyers at bay.On Friday, KamberEdelson filed a class action complaint alleging that Sears ManageMyHome.

January 7, 2008 by in Security

Ruckus wireless LAN security method solves usability versus security dilemma

Ruckus wireless LAN security method solves usability versus security dilemma

One of the biggest problems with wireless LAN security standards is the lack of an intermediate solution.  Your only choices in securing a wireless LAN were to deploy enterprise grade WPA wireless LAN security which requires RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial In User Service) servers in addition to a PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) or you deployed shared secret technology using WPA-PSK.

January 4, 2008 by in Security

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