Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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Many attackers lurk undetected for months, then pounce, study finds

Gaining access credentials is a way to keep access without installing malware, Mandiant said

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Telegram dimisses claim of a flaw in its secure messaging application

Zimperium says Telegram doesn't protect content in memory, but Telegram says it's hard to defend against

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Android malware fakes phone shutdown to steal your data

The malware works in the background after pretending to shut down a phone, AVG said.

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Revenge porn site operator faces at least two years in prison

Hunter Moore was accused of acquiring nude photos from hacked Gmail and Yahoo accounts

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Tens of thousands of home routers at risk with duplicate SSH keys

A setup mistake could put the routers at risk of being compromised, and there's no easy way for consumers to identify or fix the problem.

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Swedish man pleads guilty to peddling Blackshades malware

Blackshades was widely used in the cybercriminal underground for about three years

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Israel targeted by malware packaged with pornographic video

Trend Micro said two campaigns, one sophisticated and one not, shared the same infrastructure

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Destroying your hard drive is the only way to stop this super-advanced malware

The Equation Group's attack on hard-drive firmware is one of the most advanced ever discovered, Kaspersky Lab said

Cybercriminal gang plunders up to $1 billion from banks over two years

Once inside a bank's network, the gang studied how the institution performed wire transfers in order to better mask fraud.

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Several PayPal-mimicking phishing sites taken offline

Some were nearly identical copies of PayPal's website, OpenDNS said.

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To avert another Heartbleed, group narrows list of projects in need of support

The Core Infrastructure Initiative will have a list ready within a few months

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Box fixes security flaw in Mac desktop Sync app

Users are advised to upgrade to version 4.0.6035

Adobe starts patching Flash flaw that's already being exploited in the wild

Auto-updates should be available Wednesday, with a manual update coming Thursday

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Health insurer Anthem discloses customer and employee data breach

Income data, Social Security numbers, names and addresses were stolen

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U.S. developers create more sketchy, privacy-shattering apps than anyone else

For non-modified iPhones and Android devices, American companies create the highest number of questionable apps