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Robert McMillan

IDG News Service

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Recent articles by Robert McMillan

After Stuxnet, a rush to find bugs in industrial systems

October 13, 2011

Kevin Finisterre isn't the type of person you expect to see in a nuclear power plant. With a beach ball-size Afro, aviator sunglasses and a self-described "swagger," he looks more like Clarence Williams from the '70s TV show "The Mod Squad" than an electrical engineer.

Man charged with hacking Scarlett Johansson, other celebs

October 12, 2011

A 35-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on charges that he broke into the email accounts of numerous Hollywood celebrities and stole private photographs and correspondence.

111 arrested in massive ID theft bust

October 07, 2011

Prosecutors call it the biggest identity theft bust in U.S. history. On Friday, 111 bank tellers, retail workers, waiters and alleged criminals were charged with running a credit-card-stealing organization that stole more than US$13 million in less than a year-and-a-half.

From friends and fans, Steve Jobs tributes pour in

October 05, 2011

As news of the death of Steve Jobs spread around the Internet, the tributes came pouring in Wednesday, crediting Apple's co-founder and chairman with -- more than once -- changing computing as we know it.

Firefox advises users to disable McAfee plugin

October 04, 2011

It's the last thing McAfee would want users to hear about one of its products, but the Firefox browser is advising users to disable McAfee's ScriptScan software, saying that it could cause "stability or security problems."

On the front line against the next Stuxnet

October 01, 2011

Something has gone terribly wrong on the plant floor at ACME Specialty Chemical International Inc.

Striking a domain provider, Microsoft kills off a botnet

September 27, 2011

Microsoft has opened a front in its ongoing battle against Internet scammers, using the power of a U.S. court to deal a knockout blow to an emerging botnet and taking offline a provider of free Internet domains.

MySQL.com hacked to serve malware

September 26, 2011

The website for the open-source MySQL database was hacked and used to serve malware to visitors Monday.

Alleged LulzSec Sony hacker arrested

September 22, 2011

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Phoenix student, claiming that he is one of the LulzSec hackers responsible for a database attack on Sony Pictures computers that claimed more than 1 million victims.

Man stole data from US service members via P2P

September 16, 2011

A California man who dug up sensitive information belonging to U.S. service members on peer-to-peer networks, and then used it to order iPods, cameras, and even washing machines from an online store, was sentenced to 75 months in federal prison Thursday.