New Shadow Brokers 0-day subscription forces high-risk gamble on whitehats
May31

New Shadow Brokers 0-day subscription forces high-risk gamble on whitehats

Enlarge / Gambling. (credit: Jamie Adams) The mysterious group that over the past nine months has leaked millions of dollars’ worth of advanced hacking tools developed by the National Security Agency said Tuesday it will release a new batch of tools to individuals who pay a $21,000 subscription fee. The plans, announced in a cryptographically signed post published Tuesday morning, are generating an intense moral dilemma for...

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Don’t Read Too Much Into That Successful Missile Defense Test
May31

Don’t Read Too Much Into That Successful Missile Defense Test

The Pentago successfully tested its interceptor missile defense against an ICBM, but that doesn’t mean the US is ready for a strike. The post Don’t Read Too Much Into That Successful Missile Defense Test appeared first on...

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Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices Rebound After Last Week’s Dip
May31

Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices Rebound After Last Week’s Dip

The price of bitcoin seems to have found some stability over the past 24 hours, after last week’s sharp upward climb in value followed by a 30 percent dip the next day. Since the drop, the price has bounced back and is hovering around US$2250-2300 per BTC at the time of writing. Also Read: A New Bitcoin Improvement Proposal Aims to Compromise Bullish Pressure Returns to Bitcoin Markets After a 30 Percent Dip  Last week...

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Bolivia’s Government Arrests 60 People Over a Pyramid Scheme – Not Bitcoin
May31

Bolivia’s Government Arrests 60 People Over a Pyramid Scheme – Not Bitcoin

The Bolivian government recently arrested 60 people over a pyramid scheme that claims to invest in bitcoin. However, the focus was on the scheme and not on bitcoin itself, even though the government banned the digital currency back in 2014. Also read: Use of Bitcoin in Ecuador Continues to Grow Despite Government Ban 60 Arrested Relating to ‘Pay Diamond-Bitcoin’ Bolivia’s Autoridad de Supervisión del...

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The Slow Criminalization of Peer-to-Peer Transfers
May31

The Slow Criminalization of Peer-to-Peer Transfers

Peer-to-peer bitcoin exchanges face new legal challenges in America and the trend will probably spread to other money-hungry countries. There is a simple reason. Also Read: A New Bitcoin Improvement Proposal Aims to Compromise Regulators use financial institutions such as banks to control the flow of wealth. The digital exchange companies that serve as “trusted third parties” are the main control points for bitcoin....

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