Tom Espiner

Senior Reporter

Tom is a technology reporter for ZDNet.com, writing about all manner of security and open-source issues.Tom had various jobs after leaving university, including working for a company that hired out computers as props for films and television, and a role turning the entire back catalogue of a publisher into e-books.Tom eventually found that journalism was for him, and after a period of freelancing, landed a job as security reporter for ZDNet UK. He covers the security beat, writing about everything from hacking and cybercrime to threats and mitigation. He also focuses on open source and emerging technologies, all the while trying to cut through greenwash.

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Standoff over PC-to-mobile jumping code

Standoff over PC-to-mobile jumping code

Mobile anti-virus researchers and anti-virus companies are at loggerheads over access to code for a PC-to-mobile Trojan. The Mobile Anti-virus Researchers Association (MARA) said that it had received proof-of-concept code last week for Crossover, which MARA claims is malicious software that can jump from a Windows desktop machine to a Windows Mobile Pocket PC handheld.

March 6, 2006 by in Microsoft

Security firms squabble over mobile threats

Security firms squabble over mobile threats

After launching a mobile-security service last week, Finnish antivirus specialist F-Secure is being accused of magnifying threats to smart phones.Software and services company CA in a statement on Monday said F-Secure is marketing its service, which is designed to help protect mobile devices against malicious software, by carrying out a sustained campaign of hype.

July 24, 2006 by in Microsoft