Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

Report: Neither iOS nor Android inherently more secure than the other

Apple has an edge in a couple of areas, but there are still ways into its walled garden, Marble Security said.

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DogeVault says thieves attacked virtual machines in $130,000 Dogecoin heist

The service lost 280 million dogecoins and has recovered 120 million

Mozilla hates it, but streaming video DRM is coming to Firefox

Mozilla has little choice lest users be cut off from popular content services, Mozilla's CTO says

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Here's how to chat with your Facebook friends using end-to-end encryption

Cryptocat can now pull a person's buddy list from Facebook

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You can donate Bitcoins to politicians now

The US Federal Election Commission has approved a request from a political action committee to accept bitcoin donations worth up to $100

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Secret Google deals made Android phones more expensive, lawsuit claims

A class-action complaint contends Android devices are pricier because of secret agreements Google makes with device manufacturers

on pcworld.com

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Bogus tool for hacking your Friends' Facebook account hacks you instead

Users think they will get access to their friends' accounts, but their account is hacked instead

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Spam link flood prompts We Heart It to turn off Twitter sharing

The cause of the spam postings wasn't clear, however.

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Tests confirm Heartbleed bug can expose server's private key

CloudFlare said its challenge shows how dangerous is the OpenSSL bug.

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Small bitcoin exchange, Vircurex, teeters after large withdrawals

Vircurex had been trying to pay back losses incurred last year

Bitcoin's software gets security fixes, new features

Bitcoin-QT, rebranded as Bitcoin Core, has more than six fixes for the so-called transaction malleability problem

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Phishing campaign targets Google Docs, Drive users

A fake login page looks legitimate since it is served up by Google over SSL, Symantec said

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Mt. Gox kept Bitcoin exchange open despite knowledge of large-scale theft

The exchange continued to operate and collect transaction fees despite its troubles

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Mt. Gox CEO's blog hacked, allegedly reveals company's true Bitcoin balances

Hackers claim internal records show Mt. Gox has more bitcoins than it claims it lost.

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Lost in translation: The tangled tale of Mt. Gox's missing millions

Mismanagement apparently allowed a massive bitcoin heist