Stories by Gregg Keizer

Office exploit hits the street

Attack code that targets a recently patched vulnerability in Microsoft's Office suite has gone public, a security company said Monday as it urged users to update immediately.

FAQ: Reprieve or RIP for Windows XP?

As anticipated, Microsoft last Thursday granted a partial pardon to its long-running Windows XP operating system, which had been slated for a forced retirement from new sales starting this year.

Opera proves Acid3 score with public build

Opera Software on Friday released a development build of its Opera browser to the public to prove that it has code that scores 100 out of a possible 100 on the Acid3 Web standards test.

Another Windows XP reprieve unlikely, analysts say

Microsoft may be set to extend Windows XP's availability for low-cost laptops and a new generation of handheld devices, but it won't give the aged operating system a general reprieve from its June 30 retail and OEM cut-off, analysts said Tuesday.

Some Apple customers irate over Time Capsule

Some Apple Inc. customers who bought the company's AirPort Extreme router are angry that the new Time Capsule backup appliance introduced last week leaves them on the short end of the backup stick, according to messages posted on Apple's support forums.

Free utility slipstreams SP1 with Vista

The Croatian college student who created software to shrink Windows Vista's footprint has updated the program so users can build installation media that integrates Service Pack 1.

Linux ignored, not immune, says hacker contest sponsor

People shouldn't read anything into the fact that of the three laptops set up for last week's "PWN To OWN" hack challenge, the only one left standing was running Linux, said the security expert who oversaw the contest.

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