Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

Jeremy reports on security and regional news for the IDG News Service.

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Your typing style could help secure your accounts

An intelligent keyboard can both charge itself and record unique typing patterns, which could be used for biometric authentication

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Sharp rise seen in attacks using stolen credentials

The attacks have been beating fraud detection systems

Latest Firefox beta gives users more control over data

Users and websites will be able to manage what data is sent to other websites.

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Alleged Silk Road 2.0 'key assistant' charged

Brian Richard Farrell is accused of being a key assistant to the alleged operator of Silk Road 2.0

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HealthCare.gov sending personal data to Twitter, Yahoo and Google

Privacy advocates warn the data could be misused

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This tool makes it easier for thieves to empty bank accounts

FraudFox is designed to spoof a browser fingerprint, an advanced method for tracking users

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Report: Inside North Korea's network, NSA saw signs of Sony attack

But the agency didn't expect that an attack with such devastation was impending, The New York Times reported

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Email accounts exposed in Verizon My FiOS mobile app

Verizon has now fixed the flaw in the API of My FiOS, according to a software developer

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Advertising company Turn will stop using Verizon's mobile tracking ID

However, Turn maintained there's nothing wrong with using Verizon's UIDH header to recreate cookies

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The best defenses against Verizon's invasive, already-being-abused web tracking

There are several tools that can block third-party advertising companies from zeroing in on your Web browsing.

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How much trust can you put in Telegram messenger?

Researchers say the application has a few weak spots

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Google squashes widespread AdSense malvertising attack

Webmasters were flummoxed when their sites redirected to fraudulent websites hawking products.

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Ham-fisted phishing attack seeks LinkedIn logins

The emails contain an HTML attachment that seems to be slipping past spam filters

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Fake BBC site disappears after bogus story on Charlie Hebdo

The site briefly drew a large amount of traffic with a bogus news story about the Charlie Hebdo tragedy

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United, American airlines account fraud highlights hacker focus on travel industry

Travel agencies and websites offer a rich sampling of personal data plus easy ways to cash out