Articles By Robert McMillan

Ebay phishers get organized

When it comes to launching online attacks, criminals are getting more organized and branching out from the Windows operating system, eBay Inc.'s security chief said Tuesday.eBay recently did an in-depth analysis of its

Published on: October 4th, 2007 Robert McMillan

Spam fighters hit criminals where they live

For years, spam haters have relied on junk-mail filters and Internet blacklists, but lately, some are saying it's time for a change in tactics.Their answer: follow the money. And that means going after

Published on: August 25th, 2007 Robert McMillan

Ask.com to erase user search records

Search portal Ask.com plans to make it easier for Web searchers to cover their tracks.The company is introducing a new feature to its Web portal later this year called AskEraser, which will let

Published on: July 20th, 2007 Robert McMillan

Talking Trojan taunts users

A newly identified malicious program not only messes up its victims' computers, it taunts them too.The program, called the BotVoice.A Trojan was first spotted by security vendor Panda Software SA last week. It

Published on: July 5th, 2007 Robert McMillan

SSL bug fixed in latest Microsoft security patches

Microsoft Corp. has released its monthly set of security patches, fixing problems in Windows, Internet Explorer and in the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) software used for secure Web browsing. In total, Microsoft released

Published on: June 12th, 2007 Robert McMillan