Profile of Gregg Keizer
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Articles by Gregg Keizer
posted in May 2005
As official support for Windows 2000 winds down, Microsoft has confirmed that it won't release a version of its upcoming Internet Explorer 7 for the still-used operating system.
An apparently bogus anti-spyware tool is the newest addition to the expanding "ransom-ware" category of malware, Panda Software says.
A Microsoft developer on the Internet Explorer team said that a bug in rival browser Netscape means users should uninstall the competitor. Netscape says Microsoft is overreacting.
Microsoft on Thursday divulged a few more details about its upcoming Internet Explorer 7, and admitted that its implementation of tabs will be just "catch-up" to rivals such as Firefox and Opera.
The FBI is investigating a security breach at Stanford University that may have resulted in the theft of nearly 10,000 identities stored in the its Career Development Center computer system.
A pair of attacks against the top two instant messaging networks played off current events, particularly 'Star Wars,' and sent security firms scurrying to alert users of the danger.
An online business based in Russia will pay Web sites 6 cents for each machine they infect with adware and spyware, security researchers say, calling the practice "awful."
The developer's anti-piracy program reportedly can be easily sidestepped, potentially frustrating its plans to check the use of unlicensed copies of Windows.
Spammers and phishers are using new kinds of attacks to build wide-ranging profiles of online users -- everything from their political views to their sexual preference.
A security researcher warns that the aggressive Sober worm of early May is timed to download new code the first day of next workweek.
America Online's new Netscape 8 went from 0 to 3 bugs in less than 12 hours Thursday as it posted an update, tagged as 8.0.1, late the same day that saw it debut the hybrid browser.
The House has passed a $34 billion budget for the Department of Homeland Security that, among its provisions, would elevate the nation's head cybersecurity official to assistant secretary status.
Microsoft posts its first security advisory since it debuted a security alert service last week, but downplayed the threat.
A Sober-style Trojan piggybacking on May's massive Sober.p worm started spewing spam this weekend, some of it directing users to Web sites with right-wing German nationalistic content.
Spyware makers are targeting kids in an attempt to slip by parents and get their software onto home computers.
The Mozilla Foundation releases a security update to both its standalone Firefox browser and its Mozilla suite, a move the organization says shows it can react faster than rivals.
Google Maps, the for-free location and driving instructions service from the search giant, offers users all kinds of services. It even identifies houses of ill repute.
Microsoft has unveiled a new security advisory service to plug the gap between public disclosure of a vulnerability and the availability of a patch.
Firefox continues to chip away at Microsoft Internet Explorer's market share. The upstart open-source Firefox accounts for nearly 7 percent of the browsers used in the U.S.
InterMute sells both consumer and enterprise versions of an anti-spyware product under the SpySubtract label. InterMute's code reportedly will enable Trend to easily offer a stand-alone product, and also integrate anti-spyware into its core products.
A pair of unpatched vulnerabilities in Mozilla's Firefox Web browser--rated as "extremely critical" by one security firm--could allow an attacker to take control of a PC simply by getting a user to visit a malicious Web site, Mozilla said Sunday.
A pair of unpatched vulnerabilities in Mozilla's Firefox browser could allow an attacker to take control of a PC simply by getting a user to visit a malicious Web site, Mozilla says.
Microsoft made changes to its Windows Genuine Advantage anti-piracy program this week, and dangled the carrot of a legit free or reduced-priced copy of Windows to those using a bogus operating system.
Sober.p, the worm that stormed the Internet Monday, is showing no signs of fading away, an antivirus vendor says.
Symantec adds the Department of Homeland Security's US-CERT -- the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team -- to its customer list for its DeepSight threat alert and management system.
While traditional phishing attacks may be growing slower than ever, more devious identity thievery tactics are starting to crop up, the Anti-Phishing Working Group says.
Another version of the dual-language Sober worm hit the Internet midday Monday and by Tuesday was accounting for a stunning 70% of all malicious code traffic, according to one antivirus vendor.
Although the worst kind of spyware declined during the first quarter, anti-spyware vendor Webroot monitored a dramatic increase in the number of Web sites that host spyware.