Category: Security

Cryptojacking Malware Beapy Primarily Targets Chinese Enterprises

Over the past 18 months, the cryptojacking threat has become all the more tangible. Whereas consumers were among the first wave of “targets'< it now seems most of these attempts are shifting to a completely different audience. The vast majority of current cryptojacking attacks target enterprises, with one strain making a massive impact in China over the past handful of months. Cryptojacking Remains Popular in China Most cryptocurrency enthusiasts will …
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Is Cybercrime Getting Out of Control?

Stating that cybercrime is on the rise is rather like saying the world is round. Identifying this well-known fact is no longer any great discovery. But understanding the magnitude of the problem and how it affects us as we use the internet is an important starting point. Earlier this week, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) released their 2017 Internet Crime Report. More than 300,000 consumers reported that they …
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Security for the Blockchain: Exclusive Interview with Trail of Bits Founder and CEO Dan Guido

Too often, we’ve made incorrect assumptions about our security. Fraudulent charges are covered by our credit card protections, while the FDIC protects our bank accounts. When the entire financial system collapsed mostly due to the subprime mortgage lending industry, we assumed we’d be okay again, and the government bailed out the banks. We should never take our security for granted, and this is especially true when it comes to blockchain …
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MIT Review Acclaims zk-SNARKs, but zk-STARKs May Steal the Show

As much as we love the convenience of the internet, our privacy is at great risk whenever we go on social media, check our credit reports, grab a ride, or simply log into a fitness app. Our need to protect our information encompasses much more than financial transactions with a few cryptocurrencies. In the United States alone, the staggering number of data breaches shows the need for a better privacy solution, and zk-SNARKs or zk-STARKs are …
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