Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

Fake receipt program targets Amazon retailers

Amazon retailers are being targeted by fraudsters who have created a custom-built a program that generates fakes receipts for nonexistent orders.

Researcher: iPhone's Safari dials calls without warning

A security researcher contends that Apple has made a poor security decision by allowing its Safari browser to honor requests from third-party applications to perform actions such as making a phone call without warning a user.

German Street View error lets iPhone users see hidden images

Google is facing fresh complaints over Street View in Germany, after technical problems caused some properties to be visible rather than blurred.

Street View goes live in Germany with blurred images

Google gingerly launched a select set of Street View images for Germany on Tuesday, a country where it has faced some of the most fierce opposition.

Internet compass

Google adds phishing URL alerts into network tool

Google has added notification for phishing URLs to its service that lets administrators know if their network has been compromised.