Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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Sophos CEO: We're betting entirely on the cloud

Ease of management is the key for small business IT staff

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Georgia man sentenced to nine years for stolen credit card data

The man was one of 55 people charged related to the Carder.su online marketplace

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Groupon drops 'Gnome' trademark claims after Gnome Foundation braces for battle

The open-souce software foundation had been raising funds to defend its trademark

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Rights groups, NGOs struggle against malware attacks

The groups aren't able to defense themselves as well as large organizations, according to The Citizen Lab

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Tor Project mulls how Feds took down hidden websites

The project doesn't have funding as yet to improve the security of hidden websites

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UK teen relieved after light sentence on hacking charges

Jordan Lee Jones was sentenced to 12 months probation on hacking-related charges

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Home Depot says attackers stole a vendor's credentials to break in

It also disclosed 53 million email addresses were stolen

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Apple blocks infected WireLurker apps from running

The company advised that people stick to trusted sources for downloading apps

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Chinese iOS devices fall prey to invasive WireLurker malware

Thousands of users may be infected with malware that collects data from an iOS device, Palo Alto Networks said--though the malware is only found in a third-party app store that offers free versions of premium software.

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'Dridex' malware revives Microsoft Word macro attacks

Macro attacks fell out of favor years ago but are coming back, Trend Micro said. The new (old) target? Microsoft Word.

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Apple security checks may miss iWorm malware

Gatekeeper and XProtect aren't entirely effective against iWorm, according to new research

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Flaw in Visa cards could ring up a very large fraud

Visa's contactless payment cards in the UK allow large transactions in currencies other than the pound

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Adobe's e-reader software dials back data collection after privacy uproar, EFF says

Digital Editions 4.0.1 doesn't send data on e-books without DRM and uses encryption

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Google project aims to preserve privacy when collecting software stats

RAPPOR has been released under an open-source license

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Facebook gives away homebrewed OS monitoring tool

Osquery watches for operating system state changes that might indicate a security issue