Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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Drupal releases patch for severe SQL injection flaw

The flaw could allow an anonymous attacker to execute arbitrary PHP code

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FBI warns of cyberattacks linked to China

The FBI and security companies have observed 'recent intrusions'

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Facebook doubles reward for bug reports in advertising code

Facebook will pay a minimum of US$1,000 for a valid ads-related vulnerability through December

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YouTube served users malicious advertisements, Trend Micro says

The advertisements redirected victims to the Sweet Orange exploit kit, which tries to install malware.

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Fix for critical 'POODLE' attack against SSL 3.0 could break Web for Internet Explorer 6

Experts say that SSL 3.0 should be disabled even though some legacy products still use it.

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Security vendors claim progress against Chinese group that hacked Google

A collaborative effort has resulted in better defenses against the "Operation Aurora" hackers

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'Hurricane Panda' hackers used Microsoft zero-day, CrowdStrike says

The group, which targets technology infrastructure companies, is believed to be linked to China's government

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Cisco advises users to lock down WebEx to prevent snooping

A security researcher found potentially sensitive meetings open for anyone to join

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Hong Kong democracy activist websites compromised

The attacks are suspected to be aimed at compromising activists

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Dairy Queen stores hacked by 'Backoff' malware, payment card data stolen

The systems were accessed using account credentials from a third-party vendor, Dairy Queen said

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Russian faces more charges in point-of-sale hacking case

Roman Valeryevich Seleznev has been charged with 11 counts of wire fraud

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Four-digit passcodes remain a weak point in iOS 8 data encryption

Longer passwords would be more resistant to brute-force attacks

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Russian cybercrime group compromised half a million computers

Proofpoint said the group targeted large US and European banks, compromising 800,000 online accounts

Shellshock probing led Yahoo attackers to a different bug

The bug has now been fixed and user data was not at risk, the company said

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AT&T fired employee who improperly accessed customer accounts

The compromised data included Social Security and driver's license numbers, AT&T said