Jeremy Kirk

Australia Correspondent

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

Companies increasingly yield to ransomware demands

Adobe to issue emergency patch for Flash vulnerability

Adobe to issue emergency patch for Flash vulnerability

The patch for a critical flaw that attackers are reportedly exploiting could come as soon as Thursday

Server software poses soft target for ransomware

Server software poses soft target for ransomware

The Samsam ransomware has spread by attacking unpatched JBoss application servers, Symantec says

CNBC just collected your password and shared it with marketers

CNBC just collected your password and shared it with marketers

An exercise in password security went terribly wrong, security experts say

Tor Project says it can quickly catch spying code

Tor Project says it can quickly catch spying code

The organization has worked for three years to improve its ability to catch fraudulent software

Researchers find flaw in Apple's iMessage, decrypt iCloud photo

Researchers find flaw in Apple's iMessage, decrypt iCloud photo

Apple plans to patch the issue in iOS 9.3, due for release on Monday

5 things you need to know about SSL

5 things you need to know about SSL

Here's a quick and dirty guide to SSL/TLS, one of the most important technologies for securing data on the Internet

Vehicles 'increasingly vulnerable' to hacking, FBI warns

Vehicles 'increasingly vulnerable' to hacking, FBI warns

With the rising use of computers in vehicles, software vulnerabilities in networked vehicle systems could create new risks

Large advertising-based cyber attack hit BBC, New York Times, MSN

Large advertising-based cyber attack hit BBC, New York Times, MSN

The attack bypassed the security systems of many online advertising companies, putting users at risk of being infected with ransomware

Encryption project issues 1 million free digital certificates in three months

Encryption project issues 1 million free digital certificates in three months

The EFF said the numbers show that websites were previously put off by cost and bureaucracy

Apple shuts down first-ever ransomware attack against Mac users

Apple shuts down first-ever ransomware attack against Mac users

The ransomware was seeded inside a legitimate BitTorrent application called Transmission

Malvertising campaigns are becoming harder to detect

Malvertising campaigns are becoming harder to detect

The techniques used by attackers are difficult even for security experts to study, according to Malwarebytes researcher

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