Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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Flaws found in thermostats underscore smart device security risks, Cisco says

Cisco warned on Monday of serious flaws it found in an Internet-connected thermostat control, which it said are typical among products of vendors who aren't well-versed in network security.

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Security camera riddled with flaws that let attackers hack your video and your network

An in-depth analysis of yet another Internet-connected security camera has revealed a host of software problems.

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The next wave of cybercrime will come through your smart TV

Smart TVs are opening a new window of attack for cybercriminals, as their security defenses often lag far behind those of smartphones and desktop computers.

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Millions of smart TVs, phones and routers at risk from old vulnerability

A three-year-old vulnerability in a software component used in millions of smart TVs, routers and phones still hasn't been patched by many vendors, posing a risk, according to Trend Micro.

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IP camera makers pressure researcher to cancel security talk

An upcoming talk covering security problems in Internet-connected cameras has been canceled after opposition from some manufacturers.

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D-Link patches router, says more fixes are on the way

The vulnerabilities affect eight router models, the company said.

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Tens of thousands of home routers at risk with duplicate SSH keys

A setup mistake could put the routers at risk of being compromised, and there's no easy way for consumers to identify or fix the problem.

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Vimeo moves to default HTML5 player, says videos load faster

Vimeo has rebuilt its video player using HTML5.

Google Blocks Controversial Movie Trailer in Indonesia

Google took down on Friday in Indonesia the controversial movie trailer that has sparked protests worldwide, adding the country to the short list of nations...

Software Utility Skirts Blocking of The Pirate Bay by ISPs

A small piece of software engineered by a fan of The Pirate Bay allows users to find the website by typing in its real domain name, even if their ISP has blocked...

File-sharing Services Maintain Their Popularity -- at Work

When technicians from Palo Alto Networks installed one of the company's firewalls in a Fortune 100 company, they were surprised when the device began examining a...

London Wires up for 2012 Olympic Games

While London's massive Olympic park is still very much a frenetic construction site, IT engineers are fine tuning the equipment that will be used to transmit video.