Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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MacKeeper customers can file a claim to get their money back

A proposed class-action suit settlement will put $2 million into a reimbursement fund.

New malware turns your computer into a cellular antenna

Critical data can be collected from a computer using a feature phone, the researchers say.

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Internet address overseer ICANN resets passwords after website breach

No financial information was affected, the organization said

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SDN switches aren't hard to compromise, researcher says

At Black Hat, a researcher will show how malware can be installed on an Onie-powered switch

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Sounds can knock drones out of the sky

A natural property of all objects can be used to disrupt a drone's gyroscope with sound


Cleaning up botnets takes years to complete—if ever

The cleanup effort around Conficker shows how hard it is to eradicate a botnet

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DNS server attacks begin using BIND software flaw

Analysts predicted attackers would quickly figure out how to take advantage of the flaw

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Fake Apple iOS crash reports prove tricky to remove

The fake message advertises a phone number for a technical support scheme.

Researchers develop astonishing Web-based attack on a computer's DRAM

The Rowhammer problem can be exploited using JavaScript over the Web, researchers have found.

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No building access card? No problem if you have new Def Con tools

A slew of new RFID hacking tools will be released at the Def Con conference next month

Researchers hack Brinks safe with a USB flash drive

Researchers popped open a safe with 100 lines of macro code.


Over 10 million people possibly exposed to malicious ads rigged with exploit kits

The online advertising company that distributed the ads is taking action to stop it

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US Census Bureau says breach didn't expose household data

The breached database was segregated from systems that hold census data

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Google boots 'porn clicker' malware from Play Store

The fake apps visit porn sites in order to click on ads

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U.S. Senator urges investigation of Apple's music streaming policies

Licensing terms prohibit competing companies from letting consumers know of better music deals