Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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Sounds can knock drones out of the sky

A natural property of all objects can be used to disrupt a drone's gyroscope with sound

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Cleaning up botnets takes years to complete—if ever

The cleanup effort around Conficker shows how hard it is to eradicate a botnet

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DNS server attacks begin using BIND software flaw

Analysts predicted attackers would quickly figure out how to take advantage of the flaw

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Fake Apple iOS crash reports prove tricky to remove

The fake message advertises a phone number for a technical support scheme.

Researchers develop astonishing Web-based attack on a computer's DRAM

The Rowhammer problem can be exploited using JavaScript over the Web, researchers have found.

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No building access card? No problem if you have new Def Con tools

A slew of new RFID hacking tools will be released at the Def Con conference next month

Researchers hack Brinks safe with a USB flash drive

Researchers popped open a safe with 100 lines of macro code.

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Over 10 million people possibly exposed to malicious ads rigged with exploit kits

The online advertising company that distributed the ads is taking action to stop it

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US Census Bureau says breach didn't expose household data

The breached database was segregated from systems that hold census data

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Google boots 'porn clicker' malware from Play Store

The fake apps visit porn sites in order to click on ads

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U.S. Senator urges investigation of Apple's music streaming policies

Licensing terms prohibit competing companies from letting consumers know of better music deals

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Nigerian scammers buy exploit kits to defraud Asian businesses

Deeper reconnaissance of infiltrated accounts can lead to big thefts

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Online ad industry tries to stamp out click fraud

A new blacklist will try to spot bad ad traffic coming from data centers

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FTC sues identity protection service LifeLock again

The agency contends the company hasn't complied with a 2010 settlement

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Spam email rate falls below 50 percent for first time in a decade

Large spamming botnets are harder to run these days