Tag: Cryptography

What Does “Hacking” Your Crypto Actually Mean?

When it comes to digital theft, there is one aspect which is frequently misunderstood and miscommunicated. Despite popular belief, a thief isn’t stealing an individual’s asset itself (SSN, phone number, money); rather, he or she is stealing the key to acquiring that SSN, phone number, and/or money, at least initially. The key unlocks the means by which to obtain that information. When it comes to cryptocurrency theft, the same logic applies. They’re Not Stealing …
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What is a Merkle Tree?

People who are familiar with cryptography and cryptocurrency will have heard of Merkle trees before. Every non-leaf node is labeled with the hash of the labels of child nodes. In plain English, this means Merkle trees provide for efficient and secure verification of large amounts of data. It is a very intriguing piece of technology that will be beneficial to cryptocurrency in the long run as well. Exploring The Potential …
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AI And Quantum Computing Pose No Threat To Cryptography, Experts Say

Quantum computing and artificial intelligence have seen significant gains over the past few years. Some people have grown concerned about what this means for the cryptographic sector, as powerful quantum computers could virtually break any type of encryption we know today. Various cryptographers feel these potential repercussions are overstated. Moreover, they feel AI and quantum computing may not affect computer security all that much in the long run. Cryptographers Are …
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Top 4 Malware Fails

Even though malware, ransomware, and other types of malicious software continue to pose a significant threat to consumers and enterprises worldwide, not all of these “projects” are successful. In most cases, this is due to sloppy work by the developers who aim to wreak havoc with their malicious code. In fact, most of these issues revolve around a lackluster understanding of cryptography. #4 Voodoo Programming Do not be mistaken in …
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