Defense contractor stored intelligence data in Amazon cloud unprotected [Updated]
Jun01

Defense contractor stored intelligence data in Amazon cloud unprotected [Updated]

Enlarge / NGA headquarters. A trove of top secret data processed by NGA contractor Booz Allen Hamilton was left exposed on a public Amazon cloud instance. (credit: Trevor Paglen) On May 24, Chris Vickery, a cyber risk analyst with the security firm UpGuard, discovered a publicly accessible data cache on Amazon Web Services’ S3 storage service that contained highly classified intelligence data. The cache was posted to an...

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Inside Google’s Global Campaign to Shut Down Phishing
Jun01

Inside Google’s Global Campaign to Shut Down Phishing

It’s not easy keeping billions of devices safe from phishing attacks. Here’s how Google pulls it off. The post Inside Google’s Global Campaign to Shut Down Phishing appeared first on...

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Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Loses His Life Sentence Appeal
Jun01

Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Loses His Life Sentence Appeal

An appellate court puts the final seal on Ulbricht’s life sentence, rejecting arguments about corrupt investigators and the injustice of his harsh sentence. The post Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Loses His Life Sentence Appeal appeared first on...

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Mining Pool Viabtc Launches New Cryptocurrency Trading Platform
Jun01

Mining Pool Viabtc Launches New Cryptocurrency Trading Platform

This week the Chinese company and mining pool, Viabtc has announced the launch of a new cryptocurrency trading platform called Viabtc.cn. The announcement follows the startup’s recent series A funding back in March which is now being used to expand domestic cryptocurrency trading in China. Also read: Use of Bitcoin in Ecuador Continues to Grow Despite Government Ban Mining Pool Viabtc Launches Chinese Bitcoin and Ethereum...

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A ‘Segwit2x Working Group’ Has Submitted a Bitcoin Scaling Plan
Jun01

A ‘Segwit2x Working Group’ Has Submitted a Bitcoin Scaling Plan

Just recently Bitcoin.com reported on a Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) written by Calvin Rechner that was recently submitted to the developer’s mailing list. There is another plan in the works initiated by Bitcoin developer and Bloq CEO, Jeff Garzik, that aims to combine Segwit and a 2MB block size increase. On May 30 Garzik addressed the community detailing his thoughts on bitcoin’s current throughput issues and the...

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