Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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Pushdo spamming botnet gains strength again

The botnet has infected computers in more than 50 countries by changing its infection tactics.

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Streaming TV rift heads to court in New Zealand

Media companies contend that skirting regional restrictions on content violates copyright

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Russian hackers uses Flash, Windows zero-day flaws

APT 28 reused some of the same infrastructure and encryption keys, FireEye said

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Whistleblowers at risk when using U.S. government websites

The ACLU is recommending that more than two dozen websites be upgraded to use encryption

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Dropbox starts paying bug bounties to security researchers

The sky's the limit: Dropbox hasn't set a maximum reward.

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AirDroid fixes flaw that could grant hackers full control of your phone

The flaw affected AirDroid versions 3.0.4 and earlier

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YouTube flaw allowed copying comments from one video to another

Google has fixed the flaw and paid a bug bounty

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Internet Bug Bounty plans rewards for new tools to find vulnerabilities

Rewards for bug-hunting security tools could reduce zero-day software flaws

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Decades-old Windows vulnerability can still be used to compromise accounts

An old flaw in Windows can still be exploited, according to Cylance.

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In New Zealand, a legal battle looms over streaming TV

A legal threat could turn into an important test case concerning geoblocked content

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Chinese hacker group among first to target networks isolated from Internet

APT 30 has been operating since 2005 without significantly changing its attack methods, FireEye said. Its target? "Air-gapped" networks that are supposed to be physically isolated from the Internet.

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White Lodging Services confirms second payment card breach

Security measures put in place after a first breach last year failed to stop hackers from striking again

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Encryption startup Vera locks down transferred documents

The company's software applies a strict regime of rules over who can open a file

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ISIS sympathizers exploiting WordPress plugins to hack websites, FBI warns

The plugins are low-hanging fruit, but the attacks have been widespread and disruptive, the FBI said

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SingTel acquires TrustWave for managed security services

TrustWave will become a standalone business unit of SingTel and not curtail its services