Tag: malicious code

Researchers Hijack Smartphones With Chip-in-the-Middle Attack

Technology enthusiasts are all too aware of how governments would like nothing more than to snoop on their smartphones. That could be accomplished either by building in backdoors on the software level, or by gaining access to communication logs from popular IM service providers. A new hacking method recently discovered by security researchers takes the form of a secret chip hidden inside replacement parts. For now, this method is known as a chip-in-the-middle attack. …
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What is the Large Bitcoin Collider, and What’s With All the Drama Surrounding It?

The Large Bitcoin Collier (LBC) -not to be confused with LocalBitcoins – is a decentralized network of computers looking to utilize the collective computing power to find a collision of private Bitcoin keys. Its name pays homage to the Large Hadron Collider. Essentially this project is looking to challenge the notion that it is “impossible” to break into a Bitcoin wallet via generating the coin’s private key by way of its …
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