Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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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

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Free SSL/TLS certificate project moves closer to launch

Let's Encrypt will start issuing a few certificates next month while it ensures the system is reliable

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Duqu 2.0 used digital certificates belonging to Foxconn

The stolen certificates made components of Duqu look legitimate

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With payroll in arrears, online antivirus seller shuts doors

EZ Tech Support of Portland, Oregon, sold high-priced antivirus software and one-time computer fixes

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OpenSSL releases several patches but none for serious issues

The encryption application is still being fine-tuned after major flaws were found

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Apple Mail flaw could pose risk to iCloud passwords

A researcher says he notified Apple in January but the flaw has yet to be patched.

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'Your PC may be infected!' Inside the shady world of antivirus telemarketing

Tech support schemes have barely slowed despite legal action by the FTC.

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SweetCAPTCHA users complain of advertising pop-ups

A script inside the CAPTCHA tool is displaying pop-ups, which could lead to harmful software

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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