Profile of Gregg Keizer
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Articles by Gregg Keizer
posted in June 2005
A wide-ranging data protection bill would send officials from companies who do not disclose security breaches to jail for up to five years, and would apply the RICO Act to identity theft gangs.
One of the seven vulnerabilities recently found in various Veritas backup components is under attack, says security vendor Symantec.
With just two days to spare, Microsoft posts the final update to Windows 2000, which is scheduled to roll off mainstream support on June 30.
When Microsoft laid out its plans last week for building RSS into Longhorn, it didn't say anything about how it might secure the automated feeds.
Phishing scams cost Americans nearly $1 billion during the last year, a research firm says in a recently released survey.
Experts disagreed Thursday whether a recent surge in port sniffing of Windows systems means a worm attack is on the way.
Increased phishing scams and a plague of data breaches that have exposed millions of consumers' financial information are making Americans more than jittery about E-commerce and online banking.
Microsoft releases a tool for companies that want to block the automatic download of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, a set of security updates the developer released in March.
Mobile phone and PDA users have more than two years to get ready for a quick-spreading worm, security research analysts said as they poked holes in anti-virus vendors' hype about the immediate need for defenses.
Hackers are switching targets, a research firm said Monday, as they look for new vulnerabilities. Rather than focus on operating systems, Windows in particular, they're going after the very security software that's supposed to protect PCs.
The Mytob worm family keeps popping out newborns, security firms say, with no signs that the variants will stop any time soon.
A Senate committee pondered national identity protection legislation in a hearing Thursday that took testimony and solicited answers from all five members of the Federal Trade Commission.
Government agencies and companies in the U.K. are under attack by a concerted series of Trojan horses out to steal information.
America Online hosts more DoS-spewing zombie PCs than any other ISP in the world, a report released Tuesday claimed. AOL thinks that's just fine.
Computer security researchers are still perplexed by one of the vulnerabilities patched this week by Microsoft.
Three of the 12 were marked as "critical," Microsoft's most urgent alert level in its four-step warning system.
Nearly half of all business PCs still run Windows 2000, the aging Microsoft operating system that's moving into extended support at the end of June, an asset-monitoring software vendor says.
Symantec reveals an intrusion-prevention defense that can protect applications and operating systems without needing constant updating.
By the end of the year, spyware will have turned to RSS to distribute its key loggers and ad spawners, a security expert says.
Chief information officers went pessimistic in the second quarter, a research firm says, with confidence in the future sagging to their lowest levels in over a year.
Symantec has filed a zero-dollar lawsuit in U.S. District Court against an adware firm that repeatedly threatened it with legal action, the Cupertino, Calif.-based security giant says.
Firefox continues to gain users in Europe as it does in the U.S., a French Web metrics firm says, although the rate of increase appears to be slowing.
Threats to instant messaging clients and networks continued to climb in May, a security firm said Tuesday, a trend that's been plaguing users since the beginning of 2005.
Microsoft launches its unified update and patch service, dubbed Microsoft Update, with chief executive Steve Ballmer leading the charge by claiming that Windows is cheaper to patch than rival Linux.
Microsoft's plan to use XML as the default for next year's Microsoft Office 12 poses a "big risk" for Microsoft, an analyst says.
There's mounting evidence that a group of industrious hackers is working on an especially destructive "super worm" that could spread from PC to PC indefinitely.
A one-two-three assault of disparate spammer and hacker groups in the last 24 hours bodes nothing but ill for users, a security expert says.
The industrial espionage ring broken up by Israeli police over the weekend is only the most recent evidence of a trend toward smart targeting by hackers.