Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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Atlassian resets HipChat passwords after 'suspicious' activity

Names, email addresses and encrypted passwords were leaked after a breach

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How three small credit card transactions could reveal your identity

A new study suggests anonymous data sets aren't very anonymous after all

New Chrome extension spots unencrypted tracking

TrackerSSL is aimed at alerting websites of insecure tracking via Twitter

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Scary 'Ghost' vulnerability leaves Linux systems vulnerable to possession

The flaw in the GNU C Library can be exploited remotely for full control, according to Qualys

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Your typing style could help secure your accounts

An intelligent keyboard can both charge itself and record unique typing patterns, which could be used for biometric authentication

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Sharp rise seen in attacks using stolen credentials

The attacks have been beating fraud detection systems

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Latest Firefox beta gives users more control over data

Users and websites will be able to manage what data is sent to other websites.

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Alleged Silk Road 2.0 'key assistant' charged

Brian Richard Farrell is accused of being a key assistant to the alleged operator of Silk Road 2.0

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HealthCare.gov sending personal data to Twitter, Yahoo and Google

Privacy advocates warn the data could be misused

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This tool makes it easier for thieves to empty bank accounts

FraudFox is designed to spoof a browser fingerprint, an advanced method for tracking users

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Report: Inside North Korea's network, NSA saw signs of Sony attack

But the agency didn't expect that an attack with such devastation was impending, The New York Times reported

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Email accounts exposed in Verizon My FiOS mobile app

Verizon has now fixed the flaw in the API of My FiOS, according to a software developer

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Advertising company Turn will stop using Verizon's mobile tracking ID

However, Turn maintained there's nothing wrong with using Verizon's UIDH header to recreate cookies

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The best defenses against Verizon's invasive, already-being-abused web tracking

There are several tools that can block third-party advertising companies from zeroing in on your Web browsing.

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How much trust can you put in Telegram messenger?

Researchers say the application has a few weak spots