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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2008: The year of hack the vote?

2008: The year of hack the vote?

The state of Ohio has released a comprehensive study of voting machinesecurity and the report will have you longing for paper.A 334-page PDF report from the Ohio Secretary of State reveals insufficientsecurity, poor implementation of security technology, lax auditing and shoddysoftware maintenance.

December 16, 2007 by in Tech & Work

After the hello, goodbye and thanks

After the hello, goodbye and thanks

It's really hard to believe that it was almost a year ago that Larry Dignan was welcoming me to ZDNet to start this Zero Day blog.  It feels like it was only yesterday I was boarding a flight for the RSA Security conference to take the full-time blogging plunge.

December 14, 2007 by in CXO

Maiffret's exit raises questions about eEye

Maiffret's exit raises questions about eEye

The co-founder's exit comes just seven months after eEye dismissed CEO Ross Brown and went through a small round of layoffs to cut costs to cope in a super-competitive vulnerability assessment and intrusion prevention software market. The company has had two CEOs in less than a year.

December 13, 2007 by in Security

DHS planning Cyber Storm II exercise in March

DHS planning Cyber Storm II exercise in March

A Department of Homeland Security official said Cyber Storm II, a national cyber security exercise, is slated for March 2008.In comments before the New York Metro Infragard Alliance Security Summit on Tuesday, Greg Garcia, assistant secretary of cybersecurity and communications at the DHS, said planning is underway for a March 2008 cyber security exercise, dubbed Cyber Storm II.

December 12, 2007 by in Security

What's the story with these security holes?

What's the story with these security holes?

There are 28 vulnerabilities in the ZDI pipeline, all high-severity, affecting some of the world's biggest IT vendors -- Computer Associates, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Novell, Oracle, IBM, Symantec, Sun Microsystems, Veritas and Borland.

December 10, 2007 by in Microsoft

China connection eyed in Oak Ridge cyber attack

China connection eyed in Oak Ridge cyber attack

Last week's phishing attack at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee reportedly has a China connection.Oak Ridge and Los Alamos National Laboratory were hit with a cyber attack where hackers accessed Social Security numbers and birth dates of visitors to the lab between 1990 and 2004.

December 9, 2007 by in China

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