Gregg Keizer

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Hackers work plagues PCs two years later

Hackers work plagues PCs two years later

Two years after the arrest of a noted hacker, his creation remains at the top of the virus charts, a security company said, proving just how long an Internet affliction can last.
Gregg Keizer May 11 2006, 9:17AM Security
Vista to handcuff firewall

Vista to handcuff firewall

Microsoft plans to turn off half the firewall in Windows Vista when the new operating system ships later this year because it doesn't think most users need all the firewall's functionality or can handle its management.
Gregg Keizer Apr 28 2006, 10:36AM Software
Microsoft patches 12 vulnerabilities

Microsoft patches 12 vulnerabilities

Microsoft this week rolled out 10 security bulletins for 12 vulnerabilities and used its revamped update services and tools in the monthly patch batch.
Gregg Keizer Jun 15 2005, 9:25AM Security
Symantec patents anti-virus scanning

Symantec patents anti-virus scanning

Symantec has been granted a patent on anti-virus technology that speeds up detection of complex threats, after a five and a half year process.
Gregg Keizer Mar 3 2005, 12:00AM Security
Microsoft goes Dutch on spyware spat

Microsoft goes Dutch on spyware spat

Microsoft has agreed to apologise to and pay a Dutch portal for mistakenly flagging it as a purveyor of malicious content.
Gregg Keizer Feb 25 2005, 12:00AM Security
Spam costs businesses US$50 billion

Spam costs businesses US$50 billion

Spam will cost the world US$50 billion in lost productivity and other expenses, a research firm said this week.
Gregg Keizer Feb 24 2005, 12:00AM Software
Microsoft patches blue screen of death

Microsoft patches blue screen of death

It may not be the second Tuesday of the month -- Microsoft's normal day to release security bulletins and patches -- but the developer 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.
Gregg Keizer Feb 24 2005, 12:00AM Software
Microsoft security strategy "incoherent"

Microsoft security strategy "incoherent"

Bill Gates may have shed some light on his company's security plans, but the revelations still don't add up to a coherent strategy for protecting customers, a Gartner security analyst maintains.
Gregg Keizer Feb 21 2005, 12:00AM Security
Russians say Windows XP SP2 is vulnerable

Russians say Windows XP SP2 is vulnerable

A little-known Russian security firm claimed Monday [US] that it's spotted vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and has taken the unusual step of producing its own patch for the bug.
Gregg Keizer Feb 1 2005, 12:00AM Security
Phishing shows no signs of slowing

Phishing shows no signs of slowing

Phishers set another all-time record in December by creating -- and then quickly dumping -- over 1,700 bogus sites that tried to dupe users into giving up private information, the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) said last week as it released its newest report on the scam scheme.
Gregg Keizer Jan 24 2005, 12:00AM Security
Phone worm code goes public

Phone worm code goes public

Source code for the most prevalent worm targeting mobile phones has been made public -- potentially encouraging worse attacks.

Gregg Keizer , Gregg Keizer Dec 30 2004, 12:00AM Security
Phone worm code goes public

Phone worm code goes public

Source code for the most prevalent worm targeting mobile phones has been made public -- potentially encouraging worse attacks.

Gregg Keizer , Gregg Keizer Dec 30 2004, 12:00AM Security
More Windows bugs appear

More Windows bugs appear

Three new and unpatched vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows were made public on security mailing lists over Christmas weekend, pushing some security vendors to claim user systems may be open to attack and hijacking.
Gregg Keizer , Gregg Keizer Dec 29 2004, 12:00AM Security
More Windows bugs appear

More Windows bugs appear

Three new and unpatched vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows were made public on security mailing lists over Christmas weekend, pushing some security vendors to claim user systems may be open to attack and hijacking.
Gregg Keizer , Gregg Keizer Dec 29 2004, 12:00AM Security
NT exit lifts Linux chances

NT exit lifts Linux chances

The 24 December demise of general support for Microsoft's Windows NT 4.0 may give alternate operating systems, such as Linux, a temporary opportunity.
Gregg Keizer Dec 29 2004, 12:00AM Software
Enterprises may boost 2005 IT spend

Enterprises may boost 2005 IT spend

Despite some apprehension about business next year, a US survey has suggested large enterprises will spend more in 2005 on IT.
Gregg Keizer Dec 21 2004, 12:00AM Hardware
Microsoft targets spyware to stymie Firefox

Microsoft targets spyware to stymie Firefox

Microsoft bought anti-spyware technology last week to protect its Internet Explorer browser from surging rivals like Mozilla's Firefox, Gartner analysts in the US have said.
Gregg Keizer , Gregg Keizer Dec 20 2004, 12:00AM Security
Microsoft targets spyware to stymie Firefox

Microsoft targets spyware to stymie Firefox

Microsoft bought anti-spyware technology last week to protect its Internet Explorer browser from surging rivals like Mozilla's Firefox, Gartner analysts in the US have said.
Gregg Keizer , Gregg Keizer Dec 20 2004, 12:00AM Security
Worse than SARS? IT urged to prepare for possible flu pandemic

Worse than SARS? IT urged to prepare for possible flu pandemic

A pandemic of avian influenza would make 2003's SARS epidemic look like a minor threat, research analysts said as they recommended enterprises review their business continuity and crisis management plans now. Just in case.
Gregg Keizer , Gregg Keizer Dec 16 2004, 12:00AM Hardware
Worse than SARS? IT urged to prepare for possible flu pandemic

Worse than SARS? IT urged to prepare for possible flu pandemic

A pandemic of avian influenza would make 2003's SARS epidemic look like a minor threat, research analysts said as they recommended enterprises review their business continuity and crisis management plans now. Just in case.
Gregg Keizer , Gregg Keizer Dec 16 2004, 12:00AM Hardware

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