Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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Malware campaign inflated views of pro-Russia videos

The botnet behind it was also designed to fraudulently view Web ads en masse

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Startup launches subscription model for buying SSL certificates

The idea is to drive down the cost of certificates and streamline management

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Google's Password Alert warns you when you've been phished

The Password Alert extension for Chrome warns when someone enters their password on a non-Google site

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Romania, Panama cutting back on spam

Cloudmark said it is blocking fewer IP addresses worldwide for spam

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SendGrid resets passwords as investigation reveals deeper breach

An employee account was compromised, which gave access to customers' email lists

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Google might buy your patents to counter trolls

The idea is to attract sellers who might sell their intellectual property to patent trolls

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WordPress quickly patches second critical vulnerability

It's the second time in a week WordPress had fixed flaws involving malicious comments

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SAP patches login flaw in ASE database

Combined with other flaws, complete access to a database could be gained

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Hackers exploit Magento e-commerce vulnerability

The flaw has a patch but it's not yet been applied by all

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HP partners with FireEye for cyberattack investigation and response

FireEye's technology will be offered as part of HP's Enterprise Services

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Pushdo spamming botnet gains strength again

The botnet has infected computers in more than 50 countries by changing its infection tactics.

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Streaming TV rift heads to court in New Zealand

Media companies contend that skirting regional restrictions on content violates copyright

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Russian hackers uses Flash, Windows zero-day flaws

APT 28 reused some of the same infrastructure and encryption keys, FireEye said

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Whistleblowers at risk when using U.S. government websites

The ACLU is recommending that more than two dozen websites be upgraded to use encryption

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Dropbox starts paying bug bounties to security researchers

The sky's the limit: Dropbox hasn't set a maximum reward.