Tag: vulnerability

The Electrum Wallet Has a Major Vulnerability

In the world of cryptocurrency, a lot of people have had some sort of experience with the Electrum wallet. It is a convenient solution which works well on most devices. Unfortunately, it seems a major flaw was discovered in the Electrum wallet software which could expose funds to malicious entities. This seemingly also affects all “copied” versions of Electrum, which has put a lot of funds at risk all of a …
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Hardware Wallets Are Not Immune to Attacks

Securely storing digital assets is a major concern for most cryptocurrency users. Wallets can be vulnerable to attack and while there are ways to protect yourself, not all users are as vigilant as others. For this reason, many people — including myself — have suggested using hardware wallets for storage because of their offline nature and robust security features. However, a recent post on Medium suggests that even these devices are …
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Microsoft Fixes Windows Search Vulnerability to Prevent Remote Code Execution

Windows users often find themselves rather annoyed when Microsoft decides to release an update suddenly. Depending on one’s computer settings, these updates may be installed automatically and force a reboot of one’s computer. Some of these updates are more important than others, however. The most recent update is highly important as it fixes a Windows search vulnerability related to addresses remote execution. Emergency Windows Update Will Save a lot of Users Virtually every Windows user …
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PDQ’s Smart Car Wash Vulnerabilities Can Injure Humans and Cars Alike

Making electronics “smarter” does not necessarily mean they are protected from external threats. In fact, smart devices are often even more prone to cyber attacks due to their constant connection to the Internet. A recent experiment involving smart car wash equipment revealed how several key flaws could be used to cause physical injuries to both cars and people. It appears the smart car wash solutions from U.S.-based PDQ are the main culprit. Smart …
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