Articles By Robert McMillan

Mac OS X has trouble with dodgy digital certificates

Mac OS X has trouble with dodgy digital certificates

A programming glitch in Apple's OS X operating system is making it hard for Mac users to tell their computers...

September 1st, 2011 Robert McMillan
Hackers break into Linux source code site

Hackers break into Linux source code site

As Linux fans know, there are two kinds of hackers: the good guys who develop free software, such as the...

September 1st, 2011 Robert McMillan
How the collar bomber slipped up

How the collar bomber slipped up

The man who claimed to have attached a bomb collar to an Australian high school student two weeks ago thought...

August 18th, 2011 Robert McMillan
ICANN chief Beckstrom to step down

ICANN chief Beckstrom to step down

SAN FRANCISCO  -- The head of the organization chartered with managing some of the Internet's complex routing systems is stepping...

August 17th, 2011 Robert McMillan
Fired IT staff created virtual chaos at pharma company

Fired IT staff created virtual chaos at pharma company

Logging in from a Smyrna, Georgia, McDonald's restaurant, a former employee of a U.S. pharmaceutical company was able to wipe...

August 17th, 2011 Robert McMillan
Oracle fixes 17 bugs in Java security update

Oracle fixes 17 bugs in Java security update

SAN FRANCISCO  -- Oracle Corp. has issued an update to Java SE that fixes a number of critical bugs in the...

June 8th, 2011 Robert McMillan
Facebook video scam puts malware on Mac, Windows

Facebook video scam puts malware on Mac, Windows

Facebook seems unable to stop scammers from circulating malicious Web links that install fake antivirus software on victims' computers.The scam was...

June 2nd, 2011 Robert McMillan
Sony says hacker stole 2,000 records from Canadian site

Sony says hacker stole 2,000 records from Canadian site

The problems keep coming for Sony. On Tuesday the company confirmed that someone had hacked into its website and stolen...

May 25th, 2011 Robert McMillan
Windows 8 is coming in 2012, Ballmer says

Windows 8 is coming in 2012, Ballmer says

Microsoft's next version of the Windows operating system, dubbed Windows 8, will debut in 2012, company CEO Steve Ballmer said...

May 24th, 2011 Robert McMillan
Sony takes down PlayStation Network after URL error

Sony takes down PlayStation Network after URL error

Nothing comes easy to Sony these days. The company was forced to take part of its Sony PlayStation Network offline...

May 19th, 2011 Robert McMillan