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 is a cybersecurity journalist and photographer who writes for ZDNet and CNET from London. PGP Key: AF40821B | Research/security tips email: cingred@protonmail.com.

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Yahoo Messenger patch ready, but it's not mandatory

Yahoo Messenger patch ready, but it's not mandatory

I'm still working on that follow-up story on how Yahoo completely screwed up the flaw disclosure process (waiting to give Yahoo a chance to comment) and caused exploit code to be publicly released but, in the meantime, Yahoo Messenger users should know that a patch is now available and ready for download.Over the next several weeks, users worldwide will be prompted to update to a new version of Yahoo!

June 8, 2007 by in Social Enterprise

Windows vs Linux security report card redux

Windows vs Linux security report card redux

Jeff Jones has expanded his project to count security flaws (publicly reported and fixed) in the major workstation operating systems and his latest numbers show Windows Vista has by far the best security profile when compared to the major Linux distributions.

June 6, 2007 by in Linux

ID theft allegations haunt founder of ID theft fraud protection service

ID theft allegations haunt founder of ID theft fraud protection service

This morning on the Howard Stern radio show, 'Baba Booey' came into the studio to help with a live commercial for Lifelock, an identity theft anti-fraud service that makes an eye-opening guarantee to its customers.After hearing the ad, I scribbled a note to check it out for a possible story down the road when I saw Wired's Kim Zetter pointing to an investigative piece by the Phoenix New Times on the troubling background of Robert J.

June 5, 2007 by in Security

Microsoft security guru: Get fuzzing

Microsoft security guru: Get fuzzing

Microsoft security whiz Michael Howard is urging developers in the Windows ecosystem to adopt fuzz testing as a critical part of the software creation process, stressing that the use of fuzzers can dramatically reduce the number of potential security vulnerabilities.

June 5, 2007 by in Microsoft

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