Gregg Keizer

Senior Reporter

Gregg Keizer covers Microsoft, security issues, Apple, web browsers and general technology breaking news for Computerworld.

Microsoft plots changes to Windows 10's release lingo

Microsoft to cut update ties between Edge and Windows 10

Microsoft to cut update ties between Edge and Windows 10

Report asserts Edge will receive feature updates via the Windows Store starting this fall, another move in the company's campaign to rescue browser from shrinking share

Mozilla scraps Firefox's 'Aurora' dev track

Mozilla scraps Firefox's 'Aurora' dev track

However, the change won't speed up the browser's release tempo

Microsoft patches most NSA Windows exploits, but vulnerabilities remain

Microsoft patches most NSA Windows exploits, but vulnerabilities remain

Older versions, like Windows XP and Server 2003, are almost certainly open to attacks and will stay that way

Microsoft begins denying updates to some Windows 7 users

Microsoft begins denying updates to some Windows 7 users

Microsoft has begun blocking Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs equipped with the very newest processors from receiving security updates, making good on a policy it announced last year.

Microsoft sets May 9 as original Windows 10's retirement date

Microsoft sets May 9 as original Windows 10's retirement date

Version 1507, the mid-2015 debut release, disappears from the patching list; next up is version 1511, which will likely follow in early October

Microsoft kills off security bulletins after several stays

Microsoft kills off security bulletins after several stays

'Disappointing,' says patch expert after concluding the replacement means more work for admins

Downloads of VPN-equipped Opera browser double after Congress revokes internet privacy rules

Downloads of VPN-equipped Opera browser double after Congress revokes internet privacy rules

Opera implies the boost in new users stems from privacy anxieties; but third-party metrics haven't shown increased U.S. activity for the browser

Scammers scare iPhone users into paying to unlock not-really-locked Safari

Scammers scare iPhone users into paying to unlock not-really-locked Safari

Apple's iOS 10.3 update fixes the bug that was used by criminals to spook users

Consumers sue Microsoft, allege Windows 10 upgrade destroyed data, damaged PCs

Consumers sue Microsoft, allege Windows 10 upgrade destroyed data, damaged PCs

Three people from Illinois have sued Microsoft, claiming that the free Windows 10 upgrade they installed on their PCs caused "data loss and damage."

iPhone, Mac owners: How to stymie hackers extorting Apple, threatening to wipe devices

iPhone, Mac owners: How to stymie hackers extorting Apple, threatening to wipe devices

Hackers claiming to have hundreds of millions of iCloud credentials have threatened to wipe date from iPhones, iPads and Macs.

Microsoft stays security bulletins' termination

Microsoft stays security bulletins' termination

End to decades'-old practice was expected today after cancellation of February updates, but they're being offered for at least one more month

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