Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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Apple vulnerability could allow firmware modifications in older Macs, researcher says

Older Apple systems unlock the firmware after a computer goes to sleep

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Man charged with selling fake discount coupons on Silk Road

The trade in counterfeit coupons still thrives on other underground marketplaces.

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Android apps can track your Wi-Fi connections to puzzle out your location

A new study warns that Wi-Fi data collected by applications could be used for tracking.

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Apache Cordova fixes flaw that could cause apps to crash

It could also cause unwanted dialog boxes to appear

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MacKeeper refund ads will run on Facebook as part of class-action lawsuit settlement

MacKeeper's original developer is offering $2 million to settle a class-action suit.

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Full Adult Friend Finder database offered for $17,000

The full database may contain payment card data, highly sought after by fraudsters

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Leaked Adult Friend Finder user database still online

Adult Friend Finder was breached more than two months ago, according to a dark Web forum

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Freelance hacking site vows to clean up dodgy listings

The creator of Hacker's List says the site is a lower-cost way to bid for security projects

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US proposes tighter export rules for computer security tools

The rules could prohibit the export of penetration testing tools without a license

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Health insurer CareFirst reveals cyberattack affecting 1.1 million

The breach is the third one disclosed this year by a large health insurer

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St. Louis Federal Reserve forces password change after DNS attack

A cyberattack caused some people to be redirected to potentially malicious websites

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New encryption flaw, LogJam, puts Web surfers at risk

The flaw is closely related to FREAK and involves downgrading TLS connections to a weak key

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Sneaky security system fools hackers with fake passwords when cracked

ErsatzPasswords, a research project, aims to stop the cracking of password hashes

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Security researcher's hack caused airplane to climb, FBI asserts

The FBI said Chris Roberts hacked in-flight entertainment systems 15 to 20 times over three years

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United launches bug bounty, but in-flight systems off limits

United will give loyalty miles as a reward instead of cash for finding flaws in its websites