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0x DEX Protocol Suspended Because of Vulnerability, Funds Safe

The Ethereum (ETH) smart contract of 0x (ZRX) decentralized exchange (DEX) protocol has been suspended after a vulnerability has been uncovered in its code, the project’s team announced in a Medium post published on July 13. Per the announcement, third-party security researcher samczsun warned the 0x team about the vulnerability in the exchange smart contract …

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19% of World Population Bought Crypto Before 2019: Kaspersky Report

A new survey by Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab introduced on June 17th revealed that 19% of people globally have purchased cryptocurrency. The survey, titled “The Kaspersky Cryptocurrency Report 2019,” was carried out in October and November 2018, with a total of 13,434 respondents in 22 countries. According to the report, 81% of global population …

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Trend Micro: Cybercriminals Use Obfuscation Trick to Install Crypto Mining Malware

Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro has confirmed that attackers have been exploiting a vulnerability in the Oracle WebLogic server to install monero (XMR) mining malware, while using certificate files as an obfuscation trick. The news was revealed in a Trend Micro blog post published on June 10. As previously reported, forms of stealth crypto mining are …

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US government warns China may have access to drone data

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Today, the Department of Homeland Security issued an alert warning that Chinese-made drones may be sending flight information back to their manufacturers, who could share it with third parties. According to CNN, the alert warns companies and organizations that the US government has “strong concerns about any technology product that takes …

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Inflation Bug Still a Danger to More Than Half of All Bitcoin Full Nodes

Figures published by bitcoin core developer Luke Dashjr show that more than half of the full nodes in the bitcoin network are still running client software vulnerable to the inflation bug discovered in September 2018. This revelation poses some danger to the network, as software vulnerabilities are a clear and present danger to the fidelity …

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Research: 60% of All Bitcoin Full-Nodes Are Still Vulnerable to Inflation Bug

According to bitcoin (BTC) node stats reported on the website of bitcoin core developer Luke Dashjr, 60.22% of the coin’s full-nodes are running software still vulnerable to the inflation bug at press time. According to the reported data, the software running on 60,101 bitcoin full-nodes is vulnerable to the CVE-2018-17144 bug. As Cointelegraph reported at …

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Malware Shellbot is Now Capable of Shutting Down Other Miners

The Shellbot cryptojacking malware has gone through an update and come out with some new capabilities, technology news website TechCrunch reported on May 1. Per the report, these findings come from Boston-based cybersecurity firm Threat Stack. The company claims that Shellbot, which was first discovered in 2005, has received a major update. The original Shellbot …

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Blockchain Patent Granted to Cybersecurity Company Owned by U.S. Defense Contractor

Documents published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on April 16 reveal that Texas-based cybersecurity company Forcepoint has been awarded a blockchain-related patent. Forcepoint is owned by U.S. defense contractor Raytheon and private equity firm Vista Equity Partners, and Crunchbase estimates its yearly revenue to be $600 million. The system described in …

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US Justice Dept. Convicts Two Romanians of Cybercrimes Including Cryptojacking

A federal jury has convicted two Romanian alleged cybercriminals of spreading malware to steal credit card credentials and illicitly mine cryptocurrency, an announcement from the official website of the United States Department of Justice revealed on April 11. The malware allegedly spread by the suspects was reportedly used for cryptojacking and to steal credit card …

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Metamask Browser Extension Default Settings Broadcast ETH Addresses to Visited Websites

Leading Ethereum (ETH) browser extension Metamask reportedly broadcasts ETH addresses to all websites a user visits in its default settings, a GitHub issue submitted on March 20 states. Metamask is a browser extension featured in the Brave browser — compatible with Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera — that enables its users to interact with …

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