Hack Brief: Dangerous ‘Fireball’ Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PCs
Jun03

Hack Brief: Dangerous ‘Fireball’ Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PCs

A widespread adware infection hides the ability to inflict far worse than spammy browser tweaks. The post Hack Brief: Dangerous ‘Fireball’ Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PCs appeared first on...

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Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool
Jun03

Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool

University of Washington researchers put sensors in 15 ridesharing cars, and uncovered new evidence of how stingrays are being used and how to detect them. The post Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool appeared first on...

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Japan’s Near-Zero Savings Rates and Pension Problems Drive Retail Investors to Bitcoin
Jun03

Japan’s Near-Zero Savings Rates and Pension Problems Drive Retail Investors to Bitcoin

The Japanese have long put up with near-zero interest rates on their personal savings accounts. At the same time, they are worried about a serious shortfall in the national pension program. These problems have pushed retail investors to consider investing in bitcoin. Also read: Japan’s Bitpoint to Add Bitcoin Payments to 100,000+ Stores Low Savings Rates Pushing “Mrs Watanabe” to Bitcoin Bitcoin is attracting...

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Segregated Witness and the Possibility of Patent Infringement
Jun03

Segregated Witness and the Possibility of Patent Infringement

During the late evening of June 1, Bitcoin.com received an email from an anonymous source who has been researching possible patent infringements associated with the Segregated Witness (Segwit) protocol. According to the researcher, Segwit may be at risk violating two specific patents filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Also read: Bitcoin Could Progress the Fourth Industrial Revolution Says Wealth Manager...

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Two U.S. Senators Submit a Bill to Investigate Digital Currencies
Jun03

Two U.S. Senators Submit a Bill to Investigate Digital Currencies

Following the recent ransomware fiasco and multiple traders from a variety of U.S. states arrested for bitcoin related money laundering charges two senators have introduced a new bill to regulate these activities. The legislation submitted last week aims to classify bitcoin as a monetary instrument in the 2017 ‘Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act.’ Also read: India’s Government Divided Over...

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