Paul F. Roberts

Paul Roberts is an experienced technology reporter and editor who writes about hacking, cyber threats and information technology security. When he's not writing for InfoWorld, Paul edits The Security Ledger, a blog focused on securing the Internet of things.

The state of open source security

Survey finds faith in Internet trust system fading fast

A Ponemon survey of more than 2,000 IT pros finds increased reliance on and fading faith in Public Key encryption

McAfee sideshow eclipses Defcon's real security breakthroughs

The security pioneer's appearance at Defcon highlighted the best and worst impulses of the hacker community

5 big security mistakes coders make

Security errors are rife in application development. Here are five of the most egregious -- and common -- missteps

9 rules to follow after you've suffered a data breach

Data breaches have become so common that an etiquette has grown up around them. Any company that observes these nine rules has a good shot at coming through the fire intact

Beware the next circle of hell: Unpatchable systems

Insecure by design and trusted by default, embedded systems present security concerns that could prove crippling

How to build stronger password hashes? Hold a contest

A new contest proposes to spur innovation in hashing methods used to secure passwords and other sensitive data

Hackers gonna hack -- but you're more secure than you think

At CanSecWest, hackers nab major prize money for exposing OSes and browsers. But new zero-days aren't as easy to come by

Google, Bing: A hacker's best friends

Hackers still use search engines like Google and Microsoft Bing to accelerate and automate attacks against vulnerable websites

Stealing corporate secrets proves to be all too easy

Hackers in a Defcon contest had no trouble persuading corporate workers to cough up private company data

Targeted malware attacks: The new normal

Hackers target more than government agencies and defense contractors, according to briefing at Black Hat conference

Defcon hackers target cell phone security

Defcon hacking conference will feature eye-popping demo revealing the lack of security around cell phone networks

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