Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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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

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Chinese hackers hid malware attack controls in Microsoft TechNet comments

The group, nicknamed DeputyDog, takes aim at governments and companies, FireEye said

Google blocks Chrome extensions not found in the official Web Store

Extensions for Windows and Mac will have to be installed from Google's Web Store, a small handful of restricted business and developer exceptions aside.

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Starbucks still grappling with fraud in online accounts, gift cards

Fraudsters are taking advantage of auto top-up on some accounts to move balances to cards they control

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Free tool reveals mobile apps sending unencrypted data

Datapp is designed for less technical users to see what data isn't protected

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Software detects fake mobile, Wi-Fi networks

CoroNet aims to address growing concerns around mobile phone spying.

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The best way to protect your passwords may be creating fake ones

A research project, NoCrack, creates plausible decoy password vaults to confuse attackers

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Startup Twistlock seeks to padlock Docker containers

Security tools for virtual machines are highly evolved, but not so for containers

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Hacked advertising platform sent users to the Nuclear exploit kit

The company affected, Mad Ads Media, was quick to investigate, Trend Micro said

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Attackers exploit vulnerabilities in two WordPress plugins

The plugins, JetPack and Twenty Fifteen, have a cross-site scripting flaw

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Electronic lock maker clashes with security firm over software flaws

CyberLock said it wasn't given enough time before IOActive published a security advisory

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MacKeeper celebrates a difficult birthday under the cloud of a class action lawsuit

Its new owners hope to repair MacKeeper's reputation, while its previous owner is close to a $2 million class-action settlement.

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This terrifying malware destroys your PC if detected

Rombertik is designed to steal any plain text entered into a browser window

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Netflix open-sources security incident management tool

FIDO has been published on GitHub under an open-source license

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Sally Beauty investigates possible second card breach

It's not known if the latest incident is related to last year's breach, the company said