Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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Florida telemarketer, under FTC watch, suffers data breach

Advanced Tech Support said it believes it has fired the person responsible

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Geoblocking question unresolved after New Zealand lawsuit ends

The case will not go to court, leaving unanswered whether skirting geoblocks is legal

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Swedish man sentenced for powerful Blackshades malware

Alex Yucel was accused of being the mastermind behind the data-stealing program

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RubyGems DNS flaw now patched after second try

Those using the distribution client are advised to patch immediately to version 2.4.8 or higher


How encryption keys could be stolen by your lunch

A device, hidden in pita bread, can collect signals that can betray encryption keys.

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LinkedIn says private bug bounty program works for it better

Vetting researchers prior to submitting bugs means getting higher quality reports, LinkedIn said

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How one bad keystroke can lead you to SpeedUpKit 'scareware'

SpeedUpKit flags non-threatening issues on a computer to get consumers to fork over $30

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Free SSL/TLS certificate project moves closer to launch

Let's Encrypt will start issuing a few certificates next month while it ensures the system is reliable

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Duqu 2.0 used digital certificates belonging to Foxconn

The stolen certificates made components of Duqu look legitimate

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With payroll in arrears, online antivirus seller shuts doors

EZ Tech Support of Portland, Oregon, sold high-priced antivirus software and one-time computer fixes

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OpenSSL releases several patches but none for serious issues

The encryption application is still being fine-tuned after major flaws were found

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Apple Mail flaw could pose risk to iCloud passwords

A researcher says he notified Apple in January but the flaw has yet to be patched.

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'Your PC may be infected!' Inside the shady world of antivirus telemarketing

Tech support schemes have barely slowed despite legal action by the FTC.

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SweetCAPTCHA users complain of advertising pop-ups

A script inside the CAPTCHA tool is displaying pop-ups, which could lead to harmful software

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Mozilla doubles maximum bounty for Firefox flaws to $7,500

Flaws judged as a moderate risk will be worth rewards between $500 and $2,000