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Browser Extensions Can Help Scammers Steal Your Bitcoin: Casa CEO

Browser extensions can help scammers steal your crypto Casa CEO Jeremy Welch warned the audience at the Baltic Honeybadger conference in Riga this weekend. “Browser extensions impose major risks, and these risks haven’t been discussed until this point,” Welch said. Extensions can gather a wealth of data, which can be leaked, stolen, and used by …

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Developers of Ethereum DEX Protocol AirSwap Disclose Critical Exploit

Ethereum (ETH) decentralized exchange protocol AirSwap’s developers announced that they have discovered a critical vulnerability in the system’s new smart contract. AirSwap’s team announced its findings and a possible solution for all potentially affected users in a Medium post published on Sept. 13. A limited vulnerability Per the release, on Sept. 12 AirSwap’s development team …

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New clues show how Russia’s grid hackers aimed for physical destruction

Enlarge Joshua Lott/Bloomberg via Getty Images For nearly three years, the December 2016 cyberattack on the Ukrainian power grid has presented a menacing puzzle. Two days before Christmas that year, Russian hackers planted a unique specimen of malware in the network of Ukraine’s national grid operator, Ukrenergo. Just before midnight, they used it to open …

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Lightning Labs CTO Confirms LN Vulnerabilities ‘Exploited in the Wild’

Following a recent warning on vulnerabilities on Bitcoin’s (BTC) Lightning Network (LN), a startup claims to have found instances of the vulnerability being exploited. Upgrade advised to avoid loss of funds Olaoluwa Osuntokun, CTO at LN-focused startups Lightning Labs and ACINQ, revealed the news in a brief statement on Linux Foundation’s domain on Sept. 10, …

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10 Useful Browser Plugins to Help Crypto Users

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>There are many different browser extensions or plugins that benefit cryptocurrency users, ranging from price trackers and wallets to those that help crypto users with security and privacy. Bitcoin.com has produced a video, listing 10 of the most useful browser extensions with explanations of how they can help crypto users.</strong> Also read: …

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Firefox will encrypt web domain name requests by default

Sponsored Links Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Mozilla’s Firefox privacy protections will soon include one of the most basic tasks for any web browser: fielding the domain name requests that help you visit websites. The developer will make DNS over encrypted HTTPS the default for the US starting in late September, locking down more …

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NYU report lists likely social media disinformation tactics for 2020

Sponsored Links Karl Tapales via Getty Images The 2020 US presidential election will serve as the ultimate test for social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to prove they can combat fake news. But could they be fighting the last war? A report released by NYU’s Stern Center for Business and Human Rights argues that …

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Crypto Sleuthing Firm Elliptic Raises $23 Million in Fundraise Led by SBI

Blockchain forensics firm Elliptic has raised $23 million in a Series B funding round led by Tokyo-based financial institution SBI Holdings. Announced Wednesday, the funding will help drive Elliptic’s Asia expansion, which includes a recently opened Singapore office and one in Japan that will open this week. Tomoyuki Nii, executive officer for overseas investment at …

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US and Poland agree to rigorously evaluate foreign 5G equipment

Sponsored Links JANEK SKARZYNSKI via Getty Images The US and Poland declared today that suppliers of 5G network equipment should be rigorously evaluated for foreign government control. Vice President Mike Pence and Polish President Andrzej Duda signed an agreement to tighten guidelines of 5G network security, The Wall Street Journal reports. The deal didn’t name …

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