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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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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Coinomi Wallet Addresses Vulnerability Concerns

Coinomi Wallet denied recent claims that its software sends wallet recovery seed phrases to Google’s remote spellchecker servers in unencrypted text. Coinomi Wallet denied recent claims that its software sends wallet recovery seed phrases to Google’s remote spell checker servers in plain (unencrypted) text. The company refuted the claims in an official statement published on […]

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Coinbase Wallet Users Can Now Back Up Their Private Keys on Google Drive and iCloud. How Safe Is It?

A look into the Coinbase Wallet’s new feature. On Feb. 12, San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced that users of its Coinbase Wallet can now back up their private keys on cloud storage, namely on Google Drive and iCloud. The move has received mixed reaction from crypto community and cybersecurity experts, some of whom seem […]

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Detected Cryptojacking Prompts Microsoft to Remove Eight Free Apps from Microsoft Store

United States-based software corporation Microsoft has removed eight Windows 10 applications from its official app store. United States-based software corporation Microsoft has removed eight Windows 10 applications from its official app store after cybersecurity firm Symantec identified the presence of surreptitious Monero (XMR) coin mining code. The news was reported by Symantec on Feb. 15. […]

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Users of Crypto Wallets Electrum and MyEtherWallet Face Phishing Attacks

Users of digital currency wallets Electrum and MEW are purportedly facing phishing attacks attempting to steal their sensitive information. Users of cryptocurrency wallets Electrum and MyEtherWallet are currently facing phishing attacks, according to posts published on Reddit and Twitter on Feb. 4. A phishing attack is an attempt to obtain sensitive data like users’ personal […]

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Who Scales It Best? Inside Blockchains’ Ongoing Transactions-Per-Second Race

QtumX protocol can reportedly handle more than 10,000 transaction per second. What about others? Open-source project Qtum representatives claim that their enterprise blockchain dubbed ‘QtumX’ can accommodate “more than 10,000” transactions per second (TPS), according to a press release recently shared with Cointelegraph. With yet another player being added to the scalability race, it makes […]

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Funding Hate: The Far-Right’s Pivot to Crypto

As controversial figures on the right find themselves deplatformed, they increasingly turn to crypto for fundraising. Cryptocurrencies were never apolitical. The fateful 2008 Satoshi Nakamoto treatise did not appear in an ideological vacuum: Notions of online privacy, proactive use of cryptography for protecting individual freedom, and denationalization of currency that informed the Bitcoin creator’s vision […]

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Hodler’s Digest, Jan. 14–20: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Bakkt has announced their first acquisition, and a New Zealand crypto exchange has been hacked. Top Stories This Week Ethereum’s Constantinople Hard Fork Delayed Until February After Vulnerability Found Ethereum’s (ETH) Constantinople hard fork has been delayed until late February after smart contract audit firm ChainSecurity found a security vulnerability allowing a reentrancy attack. The […]

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