Jeremy Kirk

Australia Correspondent

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

CloudFlare aims to block fewer legitimate Tor users

CloudFlare aims to block fewer legitimate Tor users

CloudFlare is tweaking its systems to make it easier for legitimate Tor users to access websites that use its content delivery system.

MedStar Health partially restores services after suspected ransomware attack

MedStar Health partially restores services after suspected ransomware attack

MedStar Health said Wednesday it is restoring its computer systems following a cyberattack that reportedly involved file-encrypting malware.

MedStar Health partially restores services after ransomware attack

MedStar Health partially restores services after ransomware attack

MedStar Health said Wednesday it is restoring its computer systems following a cyberattack that reportedly involved file-encrypting malware.

CNBC just collected your password and shared it with marketers

CNBC just collected your password and shared it with marketers

CNBC inadvertently exposed peoples' passwords after it ran an article Tuesday that ironically was intended to promote secure password practices.

CNBC just collected your password and shared it with marketers

CNBC just collected your password and shared it with marketers

CNBC inadvertently exposed peoples' passwords after it ran an article Tuesday that ironically was intended to promote secure password practices.

Large US healthcare provider's network shut down by malware

Large US healthcare provider's network shut down by malware

A large health care provider in the Washington, D.C., area said it has resorted to using paper transactions after malware crippled part of its network early Monday.

MedStar Health's network shut down by malware

MedStar Health's network shut down by malware

A large health care provider in the Washington, D.C., area said it has resorted to using paper transactions after malware crippled part of its network early Monday.

FireEye says hackers are racing to compromise POS systems

FireEye says hackers are racing to compromise POS systems

Cybercriminals are redoubling efforts to steal payment card details from retailers before new defenses are put in place, according to FireEye.

Hackers race to compromise POS systems

Hackers race to compromise POS systems

Cybercriminals are redoubling efforts to steal payment card details from retailers before new defenses are put in place, according to FireEye.

Firmware bug in CCTV software may have given POS hackers a foothold

Firmware bug in CCTV software may have given POS hackers a foothold

A researcher with RSA says faulty firmware found in security cameras sold by at least 70 vendors may be a contributor to many of the credit card breaches that have proved costly to retailers.

Firmware bug in CCTV software may have given POS hackers a foothold

Firmware bug in CCTV software may have given POS hackers a foothold

A researcher with RSA says faulty firmware found in security cameras sold by at least 70 vendors may be a contributor to many of the credit card breaches that have proved costly to retailers.

This bag of tricks may help stop a Locky ransomware infection

This bag of tricks may help stop a Locky ransomware infection

A malware researcher has found a few tricks to stop one of the latest types of ransomware, called Locky, from infecting a computer without using any security programs.

This bag of tricks may help stop a Locky ransomware infection

This bag of tricks may help stop a Locky ransomware infection

A malware researcher has found a few tricks to stop one of the latest types of ransomware, called Locky, from infecting a computer without using any security programs.

The Syrian Electronic Army was careless with Gmail, Facebook

The Syrian Electronic Army was careless with Gmail, Facebook

Three men who allegedly were part of a multi-year hacking campaign with the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) left a long digital trail that didn't make them hard to identify, according to court documents.

The Syrian Electronic Army was careless with Gmail, Facebook

The Syrian Electronic Army was careless with Gmail, Facebook

Three men who allegedly were part of a multi-year hacking campaign with the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) left a long digital trail that didn't make them hard to identify, according to court documents.

Tor Project says it can quickly catch spying code

Tor Project says it can quickly catch spying code

The Tor Project is fortifying its software so that it can quickly detect if its network is tampered with for surveillance purposes, a top developer for the volunteer project wrote on Monday.

Tor Project says it can quickly catch spying code

Tor Project says it can quickly catch spying code

The Tor Project is fortifying its software so that it can quickly detect if its network is tampered with for surveillance purposes, a top developer for the volunteer project wrote on Monday.

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

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

Apple's iMessage system has a cryptography flaw that allowed researchers to decrypt a photo stored in iCloud, The Washington Post reported on Sunday.

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

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

Apple's iMessage system has a cryptography flaw that allowed researchers to decrypt a photo stored in iCloud, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.

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.

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