Gregg Keizer

gkeizer@computerworld.com

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

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

Yahoo gains U.S. search share on the back of Firefox

Yahoo gains U.S. search share on the back of Firefox

New measurements show that Yahoo continued to improve its share of the U.S. search market after striking a deal last year with Firefox maker Mozilla.

Apple slates March 9 event, hints at Watch wearable

Apple slates March 9 event, hints at Watch wearable

Apple today invited reporters and analysts to an event scheduled for March 9, when it will probably talk up the Apple Watch and perhaps unveil other hardware.

Researchers uncover signs of Superfish-style attacks

Researchers uncover signs of Superfish-style attacks

Researchers at the Electronic Frontier Foundation found evidence that indicates attackers have exploited a security vulnerability in the Superfish adware and a slew of other programs

Lenovo's brand 'buzz' score takes hit after Superfish crapware flap

Lenovo's brand 'buzz' score takes hit after Superfish crapware flap

Lenovo's "brand buzz" rating fell by half after reports surfaced that it had pre-loaded hacker-vulnerable adware onto consumer PCs, a brand quality measurement firm said today.

Google scrubs Pwnium hack contest

Google scrubs Pwnium hack contest

Google has shut down its annual Pwnium hacking contest, which it has held alongside the better-known Pwn2Own challenge each spring since 2012.

More lawyers swoop down on Lenovo, Superfish with class-action lawsuits in hand

More lawyers swoop down on Lenovo, Superfish with class-action lawsuits in hand

Lenovo and adware maker Superfish came under more legal fire as two new lawsuits were filed in federal courts taking the firms to task for putting consumers at risk of hacker spying and information theft.

What's a consumer Office 365 subscription worth to Microsoft?

What's a consumer Office 365 subscription worth to Microsoft?

As Microsoft has added more consumer subscribers to the rolls of Office 365, the amount of revenue per subscriber has fallen.

Chrome warns users of devious software that could impact Google's business

Chrome warns users of devious software that could impact Google's business

Google has added an early warning alert to Chrome that pops up when users try to access a website that could try to dupe users into downloading underhanded software.

Apple will launch iOS public previews to get more eyeballs on bug hunt

Apple will launch iOS public previews to get more eyeballs on bug hunt

Apple plans to launch an invite-only public beta of iOS 8.3 next month, then expand the program this summer with iOS 9.

Lenovo releases tool to purge Superfish 'crapware'

Lenovo releases tool to purge Superfish 'crapware'

Lenovo late Friday released a promised tool to delete the Superfish Visual Discovery adware from its consumer PCs.

Update: Microsoft throws free OneDrive storage at consumers

Microsoft has kicked off a free 100GB OneDrive upgrade to U.S. Dropbox users, hoping to prompt desertions from the rival storage service.

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