Triton Malware Details Show the Dangers of Industrial System Sabotage

New details about Triton malware should put industrial systems and critical infrastructure on...

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A New Way to Track Down Bugs Could Help Save IoT

New research advances techniques for finding and exploiting known vulnerabilities in IoT devices automatically.

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Autopsy of the Bitconnect Implosion: Ponzi, Centralization, Governance
Jan19

Autopsy of the Bitconnect Implosion: Ponzi, Centralization, Governance

Ponzi lending smart bot scam Bitconnect finally did what most sane observers predicted long, long ago. It went splat. And it didn’t collapse due to government pressure, nor flurries of bad press, and certainly not from DDoS hacking attacks. The story is more of a ballad, a great object lesson, and it is the lie proving a greater truth: coin centralization and ”governance” end in fiery crashes and hellish burns. Also...

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US Sheriffs Welcome $1.7 Million Windfall After Students Plead Guilty to Stealing 5,400 BTC
Jan19

US Sheriffs Welcome $1.7 Million Windfall After Students Plead Guilty to Stealing 5,400 BTC

Two Jacksonville students are facing up to two decades behind bars after pleading guilty to stealing $4 million worth of bitcoin. The pair hacked darknet site Sheep Marketplace in 2013 and made off with 5,400 BTC. Under forfeiture laws, Nassau County Sheriff’s Office will share in a $1.7 million windfall. Also read: US Marshals Plan to Auction $52M Worth of Seized Bitcoins LEA Celebrates Another Bitcoin Bonanza Bitcoin...

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Neo Approaches Record High But Centralization Concerns Persist
Jan19

Neo Approaches Record High But Centralization Concerns Persist

After gaining 2,300% in six months and launching a string of eagerly anticipated ICOs, Neo would appear to be quite the success story. The token is currently trading for $150, after peaking at $193 earlier this month. But behind the scenes, everything isn’t as rosy as it seems; the Chinese blockchain faces persistent claims of over-centralization and rumors of US exchange delisting. Also read: Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Maker...

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