Robert McMillanIDG News Service

Robert McMillan is a reporter for the IDG News Service.

Internet compass

After hacking claims, second firm pulls digital certificates

GlobalSign is no longer issuing digital certificates as it investigates a hacker's claim that he broke into the company's computer systems.

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Mac OS X can't properly revoke dodgy digital certificates

A programming glitch in Apple's OS X operating system is making it hard for Mac users to tell their computers not to trust digital certificates.

In just three weeks, Facebook pays out $40K to hackers

Three weeks after launching a bug bounty program that pays Web hackers cash for finding flaws with its website, Facebook said it has paid out more than $40,000 in rewards.

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Does the Mac have an edge against state-sponsored hacking?

At the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas Wednesday, the founder of the iSec Partners security consultancy took a look at the typical stages of an advanced persistent threat attack to compare how the Mac would do versus Windows 7.