Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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Alibaba Group halts bitcoin sellers on Taobao marketplace

The ban follows stricter rules by China's financial regulators

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Nvidia takes customer site offline after SAP bug found

The three-year-old flaw in NetWeaver could have allowed access to other critical business software

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Vimeo moves to default HTML5 player, says videos load faster

Vimeo has rebuilt its video player using HTML5.

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Satellite links for remote networks may pose soft target for attackers

VSATs send data to satellites from remote systems but may not be secured properly, according to IntelCrawler

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GlobalFoundries names former Motorola Mobility chief as CEO

Sanjay Jha's remit will include moving its Malta, New York, facility to 14nm technology

Zynga trials Bitcoin payments for in-game purchases

Players using Zynga's main portal can use bitcoins for seven games.

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Evernote promises to fix bugs after writer's detailed critique

Evernote's CEO vows to focus on quality as well as better design

Report: NSA intercepts computer deliveries to plant spyware

Germany's Der Spiegel, citing secret documents, also reported the NSA has backdoors in Juniper, Cisco, Huawei and Dell products

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Spanish police arrest eight in $45 million global ATM fraud

Spain's arrests follows actions in the U.S. and Germany after a spectacular series of synchronized thefts

Bitcoin: The virtual currency built on math, hope and hype

Bitcoin's sharp rise in value this year has many questioning whether the virtual currency is sustainable in the long term.

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eBay's PayPal acquires StackMob for mobile technology

PayPal said StackMob will help it develop new payment products

Android botnet stole SMSes from South Korea, emailed them to China

Security vendor FireEye said it discovered the botnet and is working with Korean law enforcement

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Bogus AV program uses 12 stolen digital certificates to make the malware look legit

Hackers are regularly stealing code-signing certificates from developers, according to Microsoft

Microsoft joins group seeking to replace passwords

The FIDO Alliance, which now counts Microsoft as a member, envisions a system where users can interact with an online service without surrendering personal details.

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Bitcoin market price app, 'Bitcoin Alarm,' is carefully cloaked malware

Arbor Networks says the application being advertised in spam messages contains a remote access Trojan.