Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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To avert another Heartbleed, group narrows list of projects in need of support

The Core Infrastructure Initiative will have a list ready within a few months

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Box fixes security flaw in Mac desktop Sync app

Users are advised to upgrade to version 4.0.6035

Adobe starts patching Flash flaw that's already being exploited in the wild

Auto-updates should be available Wednesday, with a manual update coming Thursday

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Health insurer Anthem discloses customer and employee data breach

Income data, Social Security numbers, names and addresses were stolen

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U.S. developers create more sketchy, privacy-shattering apps than anyone else

For non-modified iPhones and Android devices, American companies create the highest number of questionable apps

Malicious advertisements on major sites compromised many, many PCs

New vulnerabilities in Flash combined with malicious ads are helping attackers.

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Hackers tapped into Syrian opposition's battle plans

Victims were tricked into a photo swap on Skype, which planted malware on computers, said FireEye

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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

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