Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerability Fixes Have Started, But Don't Solve Everything

Meltdown and Spectre Fixes Arrive—But Don’t Solve...

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White House Staffers Can't Use Personal Smartphones Anymore, and More Security News This Week

Meltdown and Spectre, dossier drama, and more of the week’s top security news.

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Bitcoin Cash Reddit Tip App Users Hacked for Thousands

An ongoing investigation has revealed multiple allegations that hot wallets from users of popular subreddit r/btc were hacked through Tippr, resulting in thousands of dollars worth of bitcoin cash (BCH) stolen. Early theories assumed this to be a new low in the so-called Civil War between supporters of bitcoin core and BCH.  Also read: African Central Banks Urged to Ditch Dollar and Buy Bitcoin Bitcoin Civil War Might’ve...

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Man’s Life Savings Stolen from Hardware Wallet Supplied by a Reseller
Jan07

Man’s Life Savings Stolen from Hardware Wallet Supplied by a Reseller

Hardware wallets are regarded as one of the safest means of storing bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Each device grants the holder possession of their private keys and adds a PIN code plus other tamer-proof tech for enhanced security. Hardware wallets are not impregnable, however, as one British man found to his peril after purchasing the device on Ebay. Also read: Cryptocurrency Valuations Have Created Very Wealthy Founders...

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British Bank Says “No” to Crypto Firms from Gibraltar
Jan07

British Bank Says “No” to Crypto Firms from Gibraltar

Less than a week since it started licensing blockchain businesses, Gibraltar has received bad news from the United Kingdom. A leading British bank has refused to process orders from crypto firms based in the overseas territory. Gibraltan banks are now on the lookout for another UK banking partner. Also read: Britain: Where You Can Bet on Bitcoin but Can’t Find a Bitcoin Exchange Slots are Fine, Coins – Nah The negative...

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