Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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DEA agent pleads guilty to accepting Silk Road funds

Carl Mark Force IV could face up to 60 years in prison

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Leap second causes Internet hiccup overnight

More than 2,000 networks crashed, but most recovered quickly, according to Dyn

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VMware settles claim of overcharging US government

VMware and Carahsoft will pay $75.5 million, the Department of Justice said

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FTC settles with developers of sneaky cryptocurrency mining app

The Prized app secretly mined virtual currencies on mobile phones.

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Banking malware proves tough to repel

Dridex, Bebloh, TinyBanker and Dyre abound, according to SecurityScorecard

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Avira wins German case over adware blocking

Avira had warned users that an Angry Birds clone came with a bunch of other software

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Magento e-commerce platform targeted with sneaky code

The attack code, inserted into Magento, neatly lifts payment card details, according to Sucuri

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Cisco warns of default SSH keys shipped in three products

The flaw could allow an attacker to decrypt traffic exchanged by three Cisco virtual appliances

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Florida telemarketer, under FTC watch, suffers data breach

Advanced Tech Support said it believes it has fired the person responsible

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Geoblocking question unresolved after New Zealand lawsuit ends

The case will not go to court, leaving unanswered whether skirting geoblocks is legal

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Swedish man sentenced for powerful Blackshades malware

Alex Yucel was accused of being the mastermind behind the data-stealing program

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RubyGems DNS flaw now patched after second try

Those using the distribution client are advised to patch immediately to version 2.4.8 or higher

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How encryption keys could be stolen by your lunch

A device, hidden in pita bread, can collect signals that can betray encryption keys.

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LinkedIn says private bug bounty program works for it better

Vetting researchers prior to submitting bugs means getting higher quality reports, LinkedIn said

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How one bad keystroke can lead you to SpeedUpKit 'scareware'

SpeedUpKit flags non-threatening issues on a computer to get consumers to fork over $30