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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Do you know what's leaking out of your browser?

Do you know what's leaking out of your browser?

At the ToorCon Seattle (beta) conference, Web application security specialist Robert Hansen (RSnake) demoed Mr-T (Master Recon-Tool), a new utility that combines information disclosure bugs in Internet Explorer and Firefox to collect information on a target's computer system.

May 14, 2007 by in Security

Patch Tuesday: 7 bulletins, 19 flaws, all critical

Patch Tuesday: 7 bulletins, 19 flaws, all critical

Microsoft has released seven advisories -- all rated critical -- with patches for at least 19 vulnerabilities affecting the Windows operating system, the widely deployed Office productivity suite and the dominant Internet Explorer browser. Vista is affected by 6 of the 19 flaws.

May 8, 2007 by in Windows

Microsoft to ship critical Windows, Office patches

Microsoft to ship critical Windows, Office patches

Next week's Patch Tuesday updates from Microsoft will include fixes for a wide range of "critical" vulnerabilities in the Windows, Office and Exchange product lines, the software giant announced today.As part of its advance notice mechanism, Microsoft said a total of 7 bulletins will be released on May 8, 2007.

May 3, 2007 by in Windows

'Highly critical' Trillian, Winamp flaws flagged

'Highly critical' Trillian, Winamp flaws flagged

Security holes in two popular desktop software applications could put millions of computer users at risk of code execution attacks. The flaws, rated "highly critical," were flagged in the Trillian cross-platform IM program and Nullsoft's Winamp media player.

April 30, 2007 by in Security

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