Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

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


'KeyRaider' iOS malware targets jailbroken devices

Credentials for more than 225,000 Apple accounts have been stolen by sophisticated malware that targets modified iOS devices, according to Palo Alto Networks.


Italian teen finds two zero-day vulnerabilities in Apple's OS X

The exploit he developed yields root access

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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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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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.

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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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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Hundreds of Android and iOS apps are still vulnerable to FREAK attacks

FireEye's findings highlight how even serious software flaws can take a long time to get fixed


Google error leaks owner personal info for nearly 300,000 websites

The leak of the information could help phishing campaigns.

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FREAK is another serious flaw in the Web's encryption

US export restrictions on encryption technology from the 1990s have come back to haunt the modern Web.

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iPhone theft victims tricked into unlocking devices

Victims are lured through text messages to a fake iCloud login page

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Box fixes security flaw in Mac desktop Sync app

Users are advised to upgrade to version 4.0.6035