Articles By Gregg Keizer

Chrome browser for Android won’t support Flash, Adobe confirms

Chrome for Android will not run Flash Player, the popular software that Apple has famously banned, Adobe confirmed yesterday.The acknowledgment was no surprise: Last November, Adobe announced it was abandoning development of Flash

Published on: February 8th, 2012 Gregg Keizer

Mozilla Firefox 10 makes add-on updating invisible

Mozilla today patched eight vulnerabilities in Firefox as it shipped the latest iteration in its rapid release schedule. Firefox 10, sixth in the line of updates that have been rolling off the development

Published on: February 1st, 2012 Gregg Keizer

Windows Web servers under threat from new public exploit

Researchers at Symantec yesterday confirmed that working attack code published Jan. 6 can cripple Web servers running Microsoft's ASP .Net.The proof-of-concept exploit was published last Friday on GitHub, a site that hosts software

Published on: January 12th, 2012 Gregg Keizer

Windows XP seeing mass exodus for Windows 7

Microsoft's Windows XP shed a large amount of usage share again last month as users continued to desert the decade-old operating system for Windows 7. Windows XP lost 2.4 percentage points of share

Published on: January 3rd, 2012 Gregg Keizer

Mozilla Firefox 9 launched with faster JavaScript

Mozilla on Tuesday shipped Firefox 9, claiming that the new browser processes JavaScript up to 36 per cent faster than its predecessor.The company also patched six Firefox vulnerabilities, and released a security update

Published on: December 22nd, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Google Chrome 16 released, $6,000 issued for bug bounties

Google patched 15 vulnerabilities in Chrome on Tuesday, paying $6,000 in bounties to bug hunters who reported some of them, and updated the browser to version 16.The one new feature in the upgrade

Published on: December 15th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Android malware explodes

Malware targeting Google's Android mobile operating system exploded in the last several months, its volume quintupling since July, Juniper Networks said today.The rash of infected apps aimed at Android owners shows no sign

Published on: November 21st, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Anonymous not behind vulgar Facebook spam attack: researcher

The recent spam attack that planted pornographic images on Facebook was not the work of Anonymous, a security researcher said Thursday.On Tuesday, Facebook confirmed what it called"a coordinated spam attack" that resulted in

Published on: November 18th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

iPhone 4S hits record 4 million sales, says Apple

Apple today said that it had sold more than 4 million iPhone 4Ssmartphones since the device reached retail last Friday.That's a record for Apple, which last year touted iPhone 4 sales of 1.7

Published on: October 17th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Apple’s iPhone 5 to be revealed Oct. 4

Apple today announced an Oct. 4 event on its Cupertino, Calif. campus to unveil its newest iPhone."Let's talk iPhone," Apple said in the invitation sent today to reporters, analysts and bloggers.The invite was

Published on: September 27th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Dutch company crushed after security certificates stolen

The Dutch company that was hacked earlier this summer by certificate thieves has gone bust and shut down, its U.S.-based owner said Tuesday.DigiNotar filed for bankruptcy in a Netherland court on Monday, and

Published on: September 22nd, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Hackers disguise .exe files with ‘Unitrix’ exploit

Hackers are using a new trick to cloak malicious files by disguising their Windows file extensions to make them appear safe to download, a Czech security company warned today.The exploit, dubbed "Unitrix" by

Published on: September 8th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft blocks all SSL certificates issued by hacked Dutch firm

Microsoft today updated Windows to permanently block all digital certificates issued by a Dutch company that was hacked months ago.The update -- the second for Windows Vista and Windows 7, but the first

Published on: September 7th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Hackers gain ability to impersonate CIA, MI6, Mossad

The tally of digital certificates stolen from a Dutch company in July has exploded to more than 500, including ones for intelligence services like the CIA, the U.K.'s MI6 and Israel's Mossad, a

Published on: September 6th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Weak passwords the target of

A new Widows worm is working its way through company networks by taking advantage of weak passwords, security researchers said over the weekend. The worm, dubbed "Morto" by Microsoft and Helsinki-based F-Secure, has

Published on: August 30th, 2011 Gregg Keizer