Robert McMillanIDG News Service

Robert McMillan is a reporter for the IDG News Service.

Siemens SCADA Hacking Talk Pulled Over Security Concerns

A planned presentation on security vulnerabilities in Siemens industrial control systems was pulled Wednesday over worries that the information in the talk was...

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 briefly on Wednesday as it fixed a Web glitch...

Microsoft: One in 14 Downloads Is Malicious

The next time a website says to download new software to view a movie or fix a problem, think twice. There's a pretty good chance that the program is malicious.

As Consumer Sales Decline, Dell Sees Silver in the Cloud

Dell is reporting some success in its struggle to retool itself as a cloud and enterprise services provider, even as the company's consumer business continues to...

After Hack, Sony Offers Freebies to Unhappy Gamers

After hackers knocked its PlayStation Network offline for nearly a month, Sony is now trying to make amends by giving customers free video games.

Some Delays, as Sony Hits Reset on Millions of Passwords

Sony has hit a few glitches as it pushes the reset button on its hacked gaming networks; apparently it's not easy to reset 102 million passwords.

Is Sony Getting a Bad Rap on Its Data Breach?

Sony didn't show up for last week's Capitol Hill hearing on its massive data breach, thought to have affected more than 100 million video gamers. But that didn't...

Computer Glitch Forces U.S. to Cancel Visa Lottery Results

A computer glitch at the U.S. Department of State means there's some bad news for thousands of people who thought they'd been selected in this year's green card...

Adobe Flash Update Puts Users in Charge of Privacy

Adobe has released an important update to its Flash Player software that fixes critical security flaws and gives users a better way of controlling whether they...

Symantec Says Facebook Applications Leaked Information

A programming bug on Facebook's website may have accidentally given advertisers and others access to a treasure trove of personal information, according to...

NASA, Stanford Websites Hit by Search Engine Scammers

Scammers looking to flog cheap software have hacked Web pages on high-profile websites, including those belonging to NASA and Stanford University.

Skype to Fix Wormable Bug in Mac Software

Skype plans to push out an important update to its Skype for Mac software next week that will fix a big that could be leveraged by hackers looking to build a...

Sophos to Buy Firewall Maker Astaro

Security vendor Sophos plans to buy Astaro, a maker of network security software.

Mozilla Defies DHS, Will Not Remove Mafiaa Fire Add-on

The open-source Mozilla project said Thursday it won't comply with a U.S. Department of Homeland Security request to remove a Firefox add-on that helps redirect...