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Articles by Gregg Keizer
posted in December 2004
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.
The source code for the most prevalent worm targeting mobile phones has been made public, a dangerous disclosure that may lead to more effective attacks.
Friday's demise of general support for Microsoft's Windows NT 4.0 may give alternate operating systems, such as Linux, a temporary opportunity.
A trio of new and unpatched vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows were made public on security mailing lists over the weekend.
Study says the average unpatched Linux system survives for months on the Internet before being hacked. Another report sasy Windows PCs last just minutes.
A security firm lays out this year's attack timeline to demonstrate the quickening pace of exploits.
Microsoft acquired anti-spyware technology because it was the quickest way to put something into users' hands, an executive says.
Research firm says IT spending will increase because 54% of companies have a positive business outlook.
Microsoft buys anti-spyware technology to integrate with Internet Explorer and slow user defections to rivals such as Mozilla's Firefox.
For a theoretically free operating system, Linux is -- and will continue to be -- a cash cow. A research firm sees a bright financial future for the OS.
Although Microsoft issued five security bulletins Tuesday as part of its regularly-scheduled patch process, another touted as "Critical" and specific to Windows XP SP2 generally slipped under the radar.
Phishing scams again surged last month, as tech-savvy crooks increasingly took up the tools of the hacker trade to steal consumers' personal and financial identities.
Microsoft debuts a preview of its long-anticipated desktop search as part of a toolbar suite that integrates with Windows, Internet Explorer, and the company's Outlook e-mail client.
Anti-spyware vendor Webroot used its relationship with Internet service provider EarthLink to tally the most prevalent spyware.
This year's rampage of phishing scams is "just the tip of the iceberg," according to a message security firm's analysis of 2004 and its predictions for 2005.
Research firm IDC laid out its prognostications Thursday, including single-digit growth in IT spending that hides what will shape up to be a bumpy year for vendors.
The spyware plague will trigger a 2,500 percent increase in enterprise spending by 2008, a market-research firm reports.