Articles By Robert McMillan

FBI warns that fake bin Laden video is a virus

FBI warns that fake bin Laden video is a virus

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation warned computer users Tuesday that messages claiming to include photos and videos of Osama...

May 4th, 2011 Robert McMillan
Oracle to fix 73 security bugs next week

Oracle to fix 73 security bugs next week

Oracle Corp. plans to release a large number of security patches for its various software products next week, including six...

April 15th, 2011 Robert McMillan
Microsoft fixes a security bug in its virus-scanner

Microsoft fixes a security bug in its virus-scanner

Microsoft Corp. has patched a bug in its malware scanning engine that could be used as a stepping stone for...

February 24th, 2011 Robert McMillan
With protests growing, Egypt cuts links to Internet

With protests growing, Egypt cuts links to Internet

As protesters continue to clash with police in anti-government demonstrations, Egypt has pulled the plug on the Internet.The cut-off happened...

January 31st, 2011 Robert McMillan
FBI issues 40 search warrants for WikiLeaks activists

FBI issues 40 search warrants for WikiLeaks activists

Police agencies worldwide are turning up the heat on a loosely organized group of WikiLeaks activists. On Thursday U.K. police...

January 28th, 2011 Robert McMillan
Online activists used 30,000-node botnet in PayPal attack

Online activists used 30,000-node botnet in PayPal attack

PayPal's website was hit late Wednesday by two botnets as online activists continued their Web attacks on companies that have...

December 9th, 2010 Robert McMillan
Symantec writes off US$10 million after AV glitch

Symantec writes off US$10 million after AV glitch

Symantec Corp. has been forced to write off US$10 million in revenue after a glitch in its sales system prevented...

October 28th, 2010 Robert McMillan
Microsoft, Adobe CEOs meet to discuss Apple

Microsoft, Adobe CEOs meet to discuss Apple

The chief executive officers of Microsoft and Adobe met recently to discuss how best to deal with their common foe...

October 7th, 2010 Robert McMillan
Facebook says prosecution of spammer will continue

Facebook says prosecution of spammer will continue

Facebook isn't finished with a Canadian who was ordered to pay the company CDN$1 billion last week for spamming.Although the...

October 7th, 2010 Robert McMillan
FBI investigating ‘Here you have’ worm

FBI investigating ‘Here you have’ worm

The FBI has launched an investigation into the "Here you have" worm, which disrupted corporate e-mail systems in the U.S....

September 24th, 2010 Robert McMillan