Articles By Robert MacMillan

AOL may join in bid for Yahoo, report says

AOL may join in bid for Yahoo, report says

AOL is exploring the idea of teaming up with a number of investment firms to make a bid on Yahoo,...

October 14th, 2010 Robert MacMillan
Symantec to buy VeriSign’s authentication business

Symantec to buy VeriSign’s authentication business

Symantec Corp. will pay US$1.28 billion to acquire VeriSign's authentication business. The two companies confirmed the rumored acquisition Wednesday, saying that they...

May 19th, 2010 Robert MacMillan
Google attack part of widespread spying effort

Google attack part of widespread spying effort

Google Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOG) decision Tuesday to risk walking away from the world's largest Internet market may have come as...

January 13th, 2010 Robert MacMillan
Hackers find a home in Amazon’s EC2 cloud

Hackers find a home in Amazon’s EC2 cloud

Security researchers have spotted the Zeus botnet running an unauthorized command and control center on Amazon's EC2 cloud computing infrastructure.This...

December 10th, 2009 Robert MacMillan
Facebook glitch hands off control of corporate Pages

Facebook glitch hands off control of corporate Pages

Facebook inadvertently handed over administrative control for about 17 Facebook Pages on Wednesday, including pages for Microsoft and several airlines....

March 26th, 2009 Robert MacMillan
Post-Thanksgiving downer: MS plans 11 patches

Post-Thanksgiving downer: MS plans 11 patches

This week will be a busy one for system administrators coming back from the Thanksgiving weekend as Microsoft is planning...

October 9th, 2008 Robert MacMillan
Microsoft security fixes focus on Windows desktop

Microsoft security fixes focus on Windows desktop

Microsoft has released four sets of security updates for its products, fixing critical flaws in the Windows desktop. The software...

September 8th, 2008 Robert MacMillan
DNS attacks imminent after flaw details leaked

DNS attacks imminent after flaw details leaked

One day after a security company accidentally posted details of a serious flaw in the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS),...

July 22nd, 2008 Robert MacMillan