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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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Cisco confirms router 'pharming' exploits

Cisco confirms router 'pharming' exploits

A router hijack exploit scenario detailed by researchers at Symantec may affect Cisco routers that are marketed for the Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Remote Office/Branch Office (ROBO) and teleworker business segments.

February 15, 2007 by in Cisco

Anatomy of an emergency patch

Anatomy of an emergency patch

Martin Englund, security engineer in the Java Network and Security group at Sun Microsystems, offers a blow-by-blow of how the company reacted to the Solaris Telnet zero-day

February 14, 2007 by in Oracle

Hacker, Microsoft duke it out over Vista design flaw

Hacker, Microsoft duke it out over Vista design flaw

Joanna Rutkowska has always been a big supporter of the Windows Vista security model. Until she stumbled upon a "very severe hole" in the design of UAC (User Account Control) and found out -- from Microsoft officials -- that the default no-admin setting isn't even a security mechanism anymore.

February 13, 2007 by in Microsoft

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