Archive for the ‘Crypto’ Category

Threats Grow as Digital Wallets Gain Popularity

The pandemic, as well as users’ personal preferences, have helped enable the rapid emergence of digital payment applications and digital wallets, which compete with credit cards and cash as preferred payment options. The growing popularity of digital wallets such as Google Pay, Samsung Pay and Apple Pay is making them a bigger target for malicious […]

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Skimming the CREAM – recursive withdrawals loot $13M in cryptocash

You must have had that happy feeling (happiest of all when it’s still a day or two to payday and you know that your balance is paper-thin) when you’re withdrawing money from a cash machine and, even though you’re still nervously watching the ATM screen telling you that your request is being processed, you hear […]

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Hacker grabs $600m in cryptocash from blockchain company Poly Networks

Remember Mt. Gox? Sure you do! Although it’s usually said aloud as “Mount Gox”, as if it were a topographic feature, it actually started life as MTGOX, short for Magic: The Gathering Online Exchange, where MTG fans could trade cards via the internet. The web domain was eventually repurposed for what was, back in 2014, the […]

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FBI/AFP-Run Encrypted Phone

If there is any moral to this, it’s one that all of my blog readers should already know: trust is essential to security. And the number of people you need to trust is larger than you might originally think. For an app to be secure, you need to trust the hardware, the operating system, the […]

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Critical 0day in the Fancy Product Designer WordPress plugin actively exploited

Researchers from the Wordfence team at WordPress security company Defiant warn that a critical zero-day vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2021-24370, in the Fancy Product Designer WordPress plugin is actively exploited in the wild. Fancy Product Designer is a premium plugin that allows customers to design and customize any kind of product in their online stores, it is […]

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Microsoft Defender uses Intel TDT technology against crypto-mining malware

Microsoft announced that Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, its commercial version of Windows 10 Defender antivirus, implements a new mechanism that leverages Intel’s Threat Detection Technology (TDT) to block cryptojacking malware using Cryptojacking malware allows threat actors to secretly mine for cryptocurrency abusing computational resources of the infected devices. The Intel TDT technology allows sharing heuristics and telemetry with […]

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Decrypting Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies are a topic that touches many areas; not only finance and investing but technology and even political arenas. Although apolitical in itself, it is the structure behind these cryptocurrencies that make them a much talked about subject amongst political purists from across the political spectrum. This structure can be boiled down to the following; think of […]

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Attackers are abusing GitHub infrastructure to mine cryptocurrency

Code repository hosting service GitHub launched an investigation in a series of attacks aimed at abusing its infrastructure to illicitly mine cryptocurrency. Such kind of attacks was reported at least since the end of 2020, when some software developers reported the malicious activity on their repositories. “I was attacked by a github user that crafted a […]

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How Hackers Cash out Stolen Bitcoin & Ransomed

Since cryptocurrency transactions are virtually anonymous, cybercriminals use them in dark markets for illicit trading. Through ransomware attacks like WannaCry, Petya, Locky, and Cerber, hackers receive a lot of money. Moreover, we learn about cryptocurrency trading hack every so often, wherein attackers steal thousands of dollars in Bitcoin. But how they cash out or convert stolen […]

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UnityMiner targets unpatched QNAP NAS in cryptocurrency mining campaign

Researchers at 360Netlab are warning of a cryptocurrency malware campaign targeting unpatched network-attached storage (NAS) devices. via the unauthorized remote command execution vulnerability (CVE-2020-2506 & CVE-2020-2507) Threat actors are exploiting two unauthorized remote command execution vulnerabilities, tracked as CVE-2020-2506 & CVE-2020-2507, in the Helpdesk app that have been fixed by the vendor in October 2020. The flaws affect QNAP […]

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The Ultimate Blockchain & Bitcoin Guide

Let us start with a scenario. Whenever there is an election, we always hear the rumor that there is rigging in the election. In the end, the result is either re-election or a recount of the votes. This whole process is a waste of time and money. If we cannot believe this system the first […]

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A Cryptomining botnet abuses Bitcoin blockchain transactions as C2 backup mechanism

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Nvidia announces official “anti-cryptomining” software drivers

Nvidia, the graphics chip company that wants to buy ARM, made a unusual announcement last week. The company is about to launch its latest GeForce GPU (graphics processing unit) chip, the RTX 3060, and wants its users know that the chip is “tailored to meet the needs of gamers and those who create digital experiences.” Nvidia says: Our […]

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Japan Inc to begin experiments issuing digital yen

More than 30 major Japanese firms will begin experiments next year towards issuing a common, private digital currency to promote digitalisation in one of the world’s most cash-loving countries, the group’s organising body said on Thursday. Source: Japan Inc to begin experiments issuing digital yen Japan experimenting with digital yen!

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In a first, researchers extract secret key used to encrypt Intel CPU code

Hackers can now reverse-engineer updates or write their own custom firmware. Source: In a first, researchers extract secret key used to encrypt Intel CPU code

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PayPal to allow cryptocurrency buying, selling and shopping on its network

PayPal Holdings Inc joined the cryptocurrency market on Wednesday, allowing customers to buy, sell and hold bitcoin and other virtual coins using the U.S. digital payments company’s online wallets. Source: PayPal to allow cryptocurrency buying, selling and shopping on its network PayPal to Allow Cryptocurrency Buying, Selling and Shopping on its Network â‚żâ‚żâ‚ż

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