Gregg Keizer

Senior Reporter

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

FBI rebuts criticism that it reset terrorist's iCloud password after attack

FBI rebuts criticism that it reset terrorist's iCloud password after attack

The FBI today rebutted assertions that it or San Bernardino County messed up when the iCloud password for the iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook was reset days after a shooting that left 14 dead.

DOJ ups ante: New motion asks court to force Apple to help FBI crack attacker's iPhone

DOJ ups ante: New motion asks court to force Apple to help FBI crack attacker's iPhone

The government today filed a motion asking a judge to immediately compel Apple to help the FBI in accessing the iPhone 5C used by one of the people accused of killing 14 in San Bernardino, Calif.

Experts contend Apple has the technical chops to comply with court order

Experts contend Apple has the technical chops to comply with court order

On the latest models of the iPhone, however, Secure Enclave (SE) -- a co-processor fabricated as part of the A7 -- makes it difficult if not impossible to help law enforcement. Apple does not know or have a record of the key embedded...

It's official: Older versions of IE are now at risk

It's official: Older versions of IE are now at risk

Microsoft this week made good on a 2014 promise and withheld security updates from users of older versions of Internet Explorer.

Fed up with bogus computer support calls, man turns tables on scammers

Fed up with bogus computer support calls, man turns tables on scammers

Like countless others, Seth had gotten scammers' phone calls from people who said they wanted to fix his computer. The last time they called, he was ready to turn the tables.

Symantec partner caught running tech support scam

Symantec partner caught running tech support scam

Tech support scammers can get cheeky -- making unfounded claims that PCs are infected to scare consumers into parting with their money -- but a Symantec partner took nerve to a new level.

PC shipment decline in 2015 sets bleak record

PC shipment decline in 2015 sets bleak record

The PC business can't seem to climb out of the four-year hole it's dug for itself.

Microsoft's advice: Hang up on tech support scammers

Microsoft's advice: Hang up on tech support scammers

Several people testified last week before the Senate's Special Committee on Aging, which held a hearing on technical support scams, which disproportionately target the elderly.

Tech support scammers put Mac owners in crosshairs

Tech support scammers put Mac owners in crosshairs

Technical support scammers have begun targeting Mac owners, adding them to much larger pool of potential victims running Windows because Apple's operating system has been relatively untouched by malware.

Chinese hackers put iOS in the crosshairs with novel attack angles

Chinese hackers put iOS in the crosshairs with novel attack angles

For nearly a year, Chinese hackers have used a novel one-two punch to compromise iOS devices.

Windows devices account for 80% of malware infections transmitted via mobile networks

Windows devices account for 80% of malware infections transmitted via mobile networks

Microsoft may have just a single-digit slice of the mobile market, but there's one segment of mobile it's winning: Malware infections delivered via mobile networks.

Patch Tuesday survives for Windows 10

Patch Tuesday survives for Windows 10

Contrary to expectations earlier this year, Patch Tuesday survived the rollout of Windows 10.

Crooks exploit public bug to plant adware on Yosemite Macs

Crooks exploit public bug to plant adware on Yosemite Macs

The vulnerability installs adware and junkware, but so far hasn't been exploited for more serious attacks.

Duqu 2.0 hackers may have cracked Kaspersky to recon research

Duqu 2.0 hackers may have cracked Kaspersky to recon research

Eugene Kaspersky, the Russian whose namesake company acknowledged that it had been infected with top-tier malware, struggled during a press conference to come up with reasons why the hackers targeted his firm.

Microsoft kicks off two-month Spartan bug bounty program

Microsoft kicks off two-month Spartan bug bounty program

Microsoft today launched a short-term bug bounty program for its new Project Spartan browser, saying entries would be accepted until June 22.

Microsoft rolls back commitment to Do Not Track

Microsoft rolls back commitment to Do Not Track

Microsoft today rolled back its commitment to the nearly-dead "Do Not Track" standard, saying it would no longer automatically switch on the signal in its browsers.

Joint effort guts Superfish

Joint effort guts Superfish

Microsoft this week said that search-and-destroy work by it, Lenovo and other software makers has reduced the daily number of Lenovo PCs infected with the Superfish adware to below 1,000.

Apple secures Safari against FREAK attacks

Apple secures Safari against FREAK attacks

Apple has patched the FREAK flaw in both OS X and iOS, issuing updates for both operating systems to protect users of its Safari browser.

Time to FREAK out? How to tell if you're vulnerable

Not everyone is vulnerable to the FREAK flaw researchers disclosed on Tuesday. Here's how to tell if you are.

Lenovo to flush 'crapware' from its consumer PCs after Superfish sin

Lenovo to flush 'crapware' from its consumer PCs after Superfish sin

Lenovo will immediately begin reducing the amount of "crapware" on its consumer PCs, a move triggered by last week's admission that adware pre-loaded onto the company's machines posed a critical security threat.

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