Metamask Browser Extension Default Settings Broadcast ETH Addresses to Visited Websites

Leading Ethereum browser extension Metamask reportedly broadcasts ETH addresses to all visited websites. Leading Ethereum (ETH) browser extension Metamask reportedly broadcasts ETH addresses to all websites a user visits in its default settings, a GitHub issue submitted on March 20 states. Metamask is a browser extension featured in the Brave browser — compatible with Mozilla […]

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Denver Municipal Election: Another Small Stop on the Road to Universal Blockchain Voting

Despite widespread suspicion of the technology’s ability to underpin secure elections, some U.S. jurisdictions are pushing ahead with limited blockchain-enabled voting trials. On March 7, news broke that Denver is slated to become the second United States jurisdiction to pilot a blockchain-powered mobile voting platform in its upcoming municipal election. Absentee voting will start on March […]

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Report Shows Cryptojacking Is Prime Example of Shift Towards Discreet Cyberattacks

A recent report shows that cryptojacking is a prime example of cybercriminals’ shift to “low and slow” attack approaches. Cybercriminals are reportedly favoring unhurried approaches in attacks made for financial gains, with cryptojacking as a prime example of this shift. IT news website ComputerWorld reported on this development on March 14. Data released by cybersecurity […]

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Ledger Discloses Five Reported Vulnerabilities in Two Models of Trezor Hardware Wallets

Ledger’s Attack Lab has found five vulnerabilities in hardware wallets of its direct competitor Trezor. Major hardware wallets manufacturer Ledger has unveiled vulnerabilities in its direct competitor Trezor’s devices, according to a report published on Monday, March. 11. As of press time, Trezor was not immediately available to comment on Ledger’s findings. The study states […]

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Majority of 400 Vulnerable Docker Servers Found to Be Mining Monero, Research Shows

Hundreds of vulnerable servers on software Docker were seemingly running Monero mining software. About 400 servers running virtualization software Docker were found to be vulnerable to outside exploitation. Most of them were seemingly running Monero (XMR) mining software, cybersecurity company Imperva reports on March 4. A misconfiguration of the vulnerable Docker hosts permits public access […]

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