Articles By Robert McMillan

After worm, Siemens says don’t change passwords

After worm, Siemens says don’t change passwords

Although a newly discovered worm could allow criminals to break into Siemens AG’s industrial automation systems using a default password,...

July 20th, 2010 Robert McMillan
Google relents, will hand over European Wi-Fi data

Google relents, will hand over European Wi-Fi data

In a reversal of course, Google Inc. now says that it will give European regulators data it secretly collected from...

June 4th, 2010 Robert McMillan
Lawsuits over Google Wi-Fi sniffing pile on

Lawsuits over Google Wi-Fi sniffing pile on

Nearly three weeks after admitting that it had sniffed sensitive data from open wireless networks around the world, Google Inc....

June 4th, 2010 Robert McMillan
Alleged $100M scareware sellers facing charges

Alleged $100M scareware sellers facing charges

Three men are facing fraud charges in the U.S. for allegedly raking in more than US$100 million while running an...

June 1st, 2010 Robert McMillan
Windows 7 ‘compatibility checker’ is a Trojan

Windows 7 ‘compatibility checker’ is a Trojan

Scammers are infecting computers with a Trojan horse program disguised as software that determines whether PCs are compatible with Windows...

May 11th, 2010 Robert McMillan
Interview with Terry Childs juror

Interview with Terry Childs juror

Terry Childs' guilty conviction struck a nerve with IT staffers this week.Here was a man who, by all accounts, was...

May 4th, 2010 Robert McMillan
San Francisco network admin found guilty

San Francisco network admin found guilty

 Terry Childs, the San Francisco network administrator who refused to hand over passwords to his boss, was guilty of one...

April 28th, 2010 Robert McMillan
Fate of network admin Terry Childs now in jury’s hands

Fate of network admin Terry Childs now in jury’s hands

Terry Childs' battle to avoid being convicted over what his supporters characterize as a workplace dispute that got out of...

April 21st, 2010 Robert McMillan
Apache project server hacked, passwords compromised

Apache project server hacked, passwords compromised

Hackers broke into a server used by the Apache Software Foundation to keep track of software bugs.The attack did not...

April 14th, 2010 Robert McMillan
Microsoft introduces ‘social phone,’ Kin

Microsoft introduces ‘social phone,’ Kin

Hoping to lure the Facebook and Twitter crowds, Microsoft introduced its Kin mobile phones Monday.With hardware built by Sharp, the...

April 12th, 2010 Robert McMillan