Robert McMillanIDG News Service

Robert McMillan is a reporter for the IDG News Service.

Microsoft Has a Change of Heart on How to Keep Internet Safe

Should ISPs be the ones who keep hacked PCs off the Internet? Microsoft's chief security executive used to think so, but now he's had a change of heart.

Spanish Police Arrest Alleged Nintendo Hacker

Spanish police say they've arrested a hacker who threatened to go public with personal information he found in a Nintendo database on about 4,000 of the...

Report: Nasdaq Systems Were Hacked Last Year

Federal authorities are investigating a computer intrusion at the company that runs the Nasdaq stock exchange, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

Man Used Facebook to Try to Blackmail Girl for Porn

A 27-year-old California man pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges that he tried to coerce a 14-year-old girl into sending him pornographic videos by threatening...

Google Offers Voice-tweeting Service for Egyptians

SayNow may be better known for helping the Jonas Brothers and the NBA leave short voicemail messages for their fans, but on Monday it found another purpose:...

Egypt Goes Dark as Last Internet Company Pulls the Plug

Egypt is now off the grid.

Egyptians Find New Routes to the Web

Residents turn to landline telephones, fax machines, and even ham radio to keep information flowing in and out of the country.

Egypt Expands Communications Blackout

Government order cutting Internet access extends to mobile phone services as protesters continue to clash with police in anti-government demonstrations.

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.

40 Search Warrants Executed as FBI Goes After 'Anonymous'

Police agencies worldwide are turning up the heat on a loosely organized group of WikiLeaks activists. On Thursday U.K. police arrested five people, and U.S...

Smart Cards No Match for Online Spies

The U.S. government has been stepping up its use of smart cards to help lock down its computer networks, but hackers have found ways around them.

Facebook Offers Protection Against Wireless Firesheep Attack

Facebook is rolling out a more secure way to connect to its website, which will protect users from a widely publicized wireless networking attack called...

Hackers 'School' a New Jersey School Data System

Users of the 4chan online message board managed to get access to the online student information system used by a New Jersey school district

Got $500? You Can Buy a Hacked U.S. Military Website

If you're a criminal looking for full control of the Web used by the U.S. Army's Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM), you can get it for just under...

Ellsberg: With Wikileaks, Google, Facebook Must Take a Stand

The Silicon Valley companies that store our personal data have a growing responsibility to protect it from government snooping, according to Daniel Ellsberg, the...