Tag: Third-party

Database With Info on 2.2m Criminal Suspects Leaked

Not all data breaches contain details of regular consumers and enterprises these days. One database classifying suspected terrorists, money launderers, and other criminals have been leaked online. Interestingly enough, no one needed particular credentials to access this type of information either. Not the best of security practices, to say the least. Thomson Reuters’ World-Check Database Leaked It is no secret databases are collecting all kinds of information on users. Finding …
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Vante.me Is A New Bitcoin Vanity Address Generator

Bitcoin vanity addresses have alway had a certain appeal to cryptocurrency users all over the world, even though it is rather difficult to generate such an address oneself. Vante.me is a new service claiming to offer this service in a secure and convenient way. A Different Way To Get A Vanity Bitcoin Address Although most people are well aware of what a vanity address is, let’s quickly explain this for …
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Bitcoin Scam Education – Online Payment Method Converters

One of the more distinct types of Bitcoin scams active in the world today comes in the form of so-called digital currency conversion sites. As the name suggests, these websites will offer to convert Bitcoin to other popular online payment options, such as PayPal, PerfectMoney, and WebMoney. This is another example of why bitcoin users should not rely on third-party service providers, especially not if the conversion does not take …
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Why Does My Phone Scan Bitcoin QR Codes Upside Down?

Making Bitcoin payments with a mobile device will usually involve the sender scanning a QR code generated by the recipient. By using a smartphone app, the Bitcoin sender can scan this QR code – containing the recipient’s address and payment amount if designated – then complete the transaction in mere seconds. But what if your phone is reading the QR code upside down? This is one of the reasons why you …
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