Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

iPhone hacker dream team edges closer to iOS6 jailbreak

A trio known for their prowess in hacking Apple's iPhone software indicated on Thursday they may be edging closer to breaking the improved security measures in iOS 6.

Australia kicks off launch of Apple's iPhone 5

The global launch of Apple's iPhone 5 began early Friday morning in Australia when stores in the country opened their doors at 8 a.m. The phone has attracted massive attention from consumers, and some analysts expect it to be Apple's biggest phone launch ever.

GoDaddy comes back online after attacks

GoDaddy restored some services on Monday as the company battled online attacks that severely impacted its hosting and domain-name registration operations.

Report: Apple mulls licensing radio streaming service

Apple is considering licensing a custom radio streaming service similar to Pandora, according to a report in Thursday's Wall Street Journal.

Facebook cleanses pages of fraudulent "Likes"

Facebook plans to cleanse pages of fraudulent "Likes" that have been injected by scammers to impart a false sense of popularity on profiles.

Adobe releases six critical patches for Flash, AIR

Adobe Systems has released fixes for six critical vulnerabilities affecting its Flash multimedia application and AIR runtime, five of which could allow for remote code execution on a system.

Blizzard Entertainment warns of password breach

Blizzard Entertainment, maker of popular multiplayer online games such as World of Warcraft, Diablo and Starcraft, says that its internal network was breached, revealing scrambled passwords and email addresses.

Typo in expert report causes another spat between Samsung and Apple

A Federal Court judge warned Samsung on Wednesday to rethink its allegation that Apple improperly influenced expert witnesses key to the companies' ongoing patent infringement trial.

Samsung: Apple pushed expert witnesses to change their minds

As part of an Australian trial, Samsung accused Apple of improperly influencing expert witnesses on Monday, following the amendment of an expert report delivered to the Korean company's legal team over the weekend.

Dropbox blames employee account breach for spam attack

Dropbox said one of its employee's accounts was compromised, leading to a raft of spam last month that irritated users of the cloud-storage service.

Fraudsters tempt Olympic fans with bogus streaming websites

The Olympic Games in London have sparked interest from fraudsters, with a raft of sites supposedly offering live video streams of events, according to a security vendor.

Apple charges Samsung doesn't know what goes on in its chips

Samsung Electronics is assuming that technology in the iPad and iPhone violates its patents without knowing the actual processes in the devices' chipsets, Apple claimed in court.

Samsung: Apple refused to negotiate to license 3G patents

Samsung Electronics accused Apple of refusing to enter into negotiations to license essential 3G patents included in the iPhone and iPad during the first day of their patent trial in Australia.

Phishing websites reach all-time high

The number of phishing websites detected reached an all-time high earlier this year, a sign that making fake websites spoofing real ones is still a lucrative trade for cybercriminals.

Dropbox brings in outside team to investigate spam run

Dropbox is investigating reports that some European users are receiving spam to email addresses associated with their accounts.