Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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Mozilla doubles maximum bounty for Firefox flaws to $7,500

Flaws judged as a moderate risk will be worth rewards between $500 and $2,000

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Security startup finds stolen data on the 'Dark Web'

Terbium uses data fingerprinting techniques to find stolen information on the Web

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Facebook mandates stronger digital verification of apps

The company's change follows an industry move to retire the use of the SHA-1 hashing algorithm

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SourceForge stops bundling ads into software without permission after GIMP fiasco

The software sharing site backpedals after criticism over the handling of GIMP-Win

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Hola browser extension should be uninstalled, researchers say

Israel-based Hola said it is working to fix the problems and will undertake a security review

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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