Gregg Keizer

Senior Reporter

Gregg Keizer covers Windows, Office, Apple/enterprise, web browsers and web apps for Computerworld.

Ransomware 'customer support' chat reveals criminals' ruthlessness

Ransomware 'customer support' chat reveals criminals' ruthlessness

Finnish security vendor F-Secure released 34 pages of transcripts from the group chat used by the crafters of the Spora ransomware family. The transcripts give a whole new meaning to tech support.

Microsoft still plans to ship two Windows 10 upgrades in 2017

Microsoft still plans to ship two Windows 10 upgrades in 2017

Microsoft has reaffirmed that it will issue two Windows 10 upgrades this year, twice the number of 2016 but still shy of the firm's original plans.

Microsoft shelves all February security updates

Microsoft shelves all February security updates

Microsoft today took the unprecedented step of postponing an entire month's slate of security updates for Windows and its other products.

Microsoft to patch Windows bug that Google revealed

Microsoft to patch Windows bug that Google revealed

Microsoft plans to patch a Windows vulnerability next week that Google publicly revealed just 10 days after notifying Microsoft.

Younger consumers more likely to fall for tech support con jobs

Younger consumers more likely to fall for tech support con jobs

Contrary to conventional wisdom, it's not older consumers who are most easily duped by tech support scams.

Google offers $200K for top prize in new Android hack challenge

Google offers $200K for top prize in new Android hack challenge

Researchers can submit entries from now until March 14, 2017.

Firefox sets kill-Flash schedule

Firefox sets kill-Flash schedule

Mozilla will follow other browser markers by curtailing use of Flash in Firefox next month.

Feds shut down tech support scammers, freeze assets

Feds shut down tech support scammers, freeze assets

Federal authorities have shut down several alleged tech support scammers working out of Florida, Iowa, Nevada and Canada, freezing their assets and seizing control of their businesses.

Apple updates OS X El Capitan with final non-security fixes

Apple updates OS X El Capitan with final non-security fixes

Apple today updated OS X El Capitan, likely for the last time other than for security patches.

Microsoft: Government's data gag order practices worse than first thought

Microsoft: Government's data gag order practices worse than first thought

Microsoft has significantly upped the tally of U.S. government gag orders slapped on demands for customer information.

Microsoft to begin SHA-1 crypto shutoff with Windows 10's summer upgrade

Microsoft to begin SHA-1 crypto shutoff with Windows 10's summer upgrade

Microsoft outlined the timetable it will use to drop browser support for sites that secure traffic with SHA-1 certificates, part of an Internet-wide plan to rid the Internet of the weaker encryption.

Apple rebuts DOJ's appeal in N.Y. meth dealer's iPhone case

Apple rebuts DOJ's appeal in N.Y. meth dealer's iPhone case

Apple opposed the Department of Justice's renewed demand that it assist investigators in accessing a drug dealer's iPhone, arguing that the government has not proved the company's help is required

Apple demands delay in NY iPhone case

Apple demands delay in NY iPhone case

The company wants to know the results of the FBI's tests on the San Bernardino shooter's phone before it moves forward.

Here's how the FBI plans to crack terrorist's iPhone

Here's how the FBI plans to crack terrorist's iPhone

An outside contractor with established ties to the FBI has most likely shown investigators how to circumvent the iPhone's security measures by copying the contents of the device's flash storage, a forensics expert said.

Apple patches 56 vulnerabilities in OS X El Capitan, improves Live Photo sharing

Apple patches 56 vulnerabilities in OS X El Capitan, improves Live Photo sharing

Other El Capitan modifications fixed compatibility problems between the operating system and Cisco's AnyConnect VPN client, and improved the reliability of connecting a Mac to the Internet using the iPhone's Personal Hotspot tool.

Government hints it may demand iOS source code, signing key

Government hints it may demand iOS source code, signing key

The government could demand that Apple hand over the iOS source code and the encryption key the company uses to sign updates if it won't comply with a court order to help authorities unlock an iPhone.

Microsoft goes after pirates who allegedly activated 'thousands of copies' of Windows, Office

Microsoft goes after pirates who allegedly activated 'thousands of copies' of Windows, Office

The keys used to activate the software had been stolen from the company's supply chain, used more times than legal, were actually keys assigned to someone else or were activated outside the geographic region they were intended for.

Apple exec argues against turning back the clock to 'less-secure time'

Apple exec argues against turning back the clock to 'less-secure time'

Apple and its supporters have contended that the creation of the tool requested by the FBI would dampen enthusiasm for software updates, reduce the country's overall cyber security and unleash a flood of similar demands from...

'Serious risk' that Apple-made iPhone cracking code will leak

'Serious risk' that Apple-made iPhone cracking code will leak

Security experts warned there is a "serious risk" that the special iPhone-cracking software sought by the FBI would fall into the wrong hands.

N.Y. prosecutor wants Apple to turn back security clock to 2013

N.Y. prosecutor wants Apple to turn back security clock to 2013

A New York prosecutor plans to urge Congress to write legislation that would require Apple to roll back iPhone security to that used in iOS 7.

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