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Articles by Gregg Keizer
posted in February 2005
Mozilla's Firefox keeps eating into Microsoft's massive lead in browser usage.
While vulnerabilities within security products are rare, researchers follow an unwritten protocol for responsible disclosure.
Microsoft agrees to apologize and pay a Dutch portal for mistakenly flagging it as a purveyor of malicious content, the latest in a rash of problems that anti-spyware vendors have faced.
Spam will cost the world $50 billion in lost productivity and other expenses, with more than a third of that -- $17 billion -- wasted by U.S. firms, research shows.
Microsoft has posted a critical fix to Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) on its Windows Update site, and pushed it to users relying on Automatic Update.
The predicted wave of MyDoom variations continues, and a new edition of Sober, the German-made worm that continues to bedevil users, makes the rounds with some success.
The attack is unusual in that it not only uses a fake bank, but this is the first time security firm Websense has seen a scam that says money is waiting to be picked up.
Bill Gates may have shed some light on his company's security plans this week, but Gartner questions if the revelations add up to a coherent strategy.
A lesser variant of the one-year-and-counting MyDoom worm family hits the Internet, infecting Windows PCs and culling e-mail addresses from four popular search engines.
Bill Gates says Microsoft will unveil a one-stop update service in March dubbed Microsoft Update, but analysts aren't convinced.
Opening day was all about big companies, but round two at the RSA Conference went to several well-known, but smaller firms that touted new security software and services.
Contrary to expectations, Microsoft will continue to offer its anti-spyware tool for free and will revamp Internet Explorer sooner rather than later, company chairman Bill Gates says at RSA.
Symantec and McAfee use the RSA Conference to launch enterprisewide battles against spyware. Both major security vendors touted new enterprise anti-spyware systems.
To head off a widespread, invisible attack, Microsoft Friday went proactive, locking out all accounts and making updates mandatory for users of its vulnerable MSN Messenger.
Virus makers will push into the virgin territories of cell phones, handhelds, and embedded computers, perhaps even those used in cars, predicts IBM's annual security report.
Just a day after rolling out a dozen advisories--10 of them tagged "critical"--exploit code has gone public for one, Microsoft said late Wednesday.
Microsoft's top security honcho insists that Microsoft "is making progress on security using any reasonable metric."
Anti-virus vendors' stock prices have taken a beating since Tuesday, when Microsoft announced its third security-related acquisition.
Of all the Microsoft Windows vulnerabilities disclosed this week, the one that should be patched fastest is the flaw in Windows' SMB (Server Message Block), most security analysts say.
Microsoft moves one step closer to releasing the 64-bit editions of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 by posting the new Release Candidate 2 versions to its beta test site.
The company released its largest group of security patches in nearly a year. Among them is a vulnerability that one security vendor claims will likely lead to the biggest, baddest worm since mid-2003.
Bill Gates put on his chief software architect hat to tout and demo a development platform that Microsoft will release for creating custom applications atop the software maker's Office System.
The teenager sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for spawning a variant of the MSBlast worm deserved tougher punishment, an online poll says.
The numbers offer hard evidence to back up suspicions that phishing scammers are turning to deadlier, stealthier spyware to hijack identities and empty bank accounts.