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Articles by Gregg Keizer
posted in January 2005
A Russian security firm spots vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and takes the unusual step of producing its own patch for the bug.
One year after the debut of the MyDoom worm, security experts are characterizing it as the first worm to demonstrate the staying power and technical know-how of hackers.
Directory harvest attacks (DHAs) are the least visible, most under-reported threat to corporate e-mail systems.
Hotspot users are more likely to have secrets ripped off by shoulder surfers than from sophisticated hackers deploying a so-called "Evil Twin" access point.
While viruses that attack phones are few and far between now, they will gain traction.
Google has hired one of the top programmers who worked on the Firefox project, fueling new speculation that the search giant may enter the browser business.
Online con artiss outdo themselves in December, creating--and quickly dumping--over 1,700 bogus sites intended to swindle unsuspecting Web users.
Microsoft has quietly begun dropping the Yahoo-powered search engine and index at MSN.com in favor of its still-in-beta homegrown MSN Search tool.
Security researchers warn against a hacking technique in which scammers set up a bogus wireless access point near a legitimate base station that they then jam.
Notebook manufacturers waste no time pushing their latest models built around the new chipset.
The newest term in Internet security threats has just been coined: slurpware.
The new year's not even three weeks old, and already hackers have logged some troublesome firsts.
Microsoft insiders ponder how many different editions of the next Windows operating system will end up on the developer's price list.
Hackers who turn to search engines like Google to sniff out network vulnerabilities or unsecured devices and documents can be stymied with a simple technique.
Microsoft reiterates enterprise support for the Mac version of its Office productivity suite even as Apple debuted a reworked suite of its own that analysts see as no threat to Microsoft's hegemony.
Microsoft releases the year's first three security patches for Windows, including two it called "Critical."
Count on at least one devastating attack on the Internet in the next 10 years, an overwhelming majority of technology experts polled by a major research group says.
An unpatched, months-old vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer is now even more dangerous, security firms warn.
The millions of dollars donated to relief efforts in Southeast Asia have brought criminals and scammers out of the woodwork.
Microsoft launches a beta of its first anti-spyware tool, beating the self-imposed mid-January deadline it gave itself after it acquired Giant Company Software last month.
One of 2005's biggest security stories will be ever-more-sophisticated phishing attacks that dupe consumers into divulging information.
A year after it went into effect, the federal CAN-SPAM Act is a "miserable" failure, a messaging security firm that monitors compliance with the anti-spam legislation says.
Microsoft Thursday will roll out the first beta of its anti-spyware software, according to a leaked internal memo.
As the earthquake and tsunami death toll climbs, the technology industry stepped up its donations and its efforts to help individuals pledge money to victim relief organizations.