Intel drops plans to develop Spectre microcode for ancient chips
Apr05

Intel drops plans to develop Spectre microcode for ancient chips

Enlarge / A Sandy Bridge wafer. Sandy Bridge is the oldest chip family that’s guaranteed to get Spectre variant 2 fixes. (credit: Intel) Intel has scaled back its plans to produce microcode updates for some of its older processors to address the “Spectre variant 2” attack. Core 2 processors are no longer scheduled to receive updates, and, while some first generation Core products have microcode updates available...

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Fin7: The Billion-Dollar Hacking Group Behind a String of Big Breaches

Fin7, also known as JokerStash, Carbanak, and other names, is one of the most successful criminal hacking groups in the world.

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New Karate Combat League Arena Features Bitcoin Symbol
Apr05

New Karate Combat League Arena Features Bitcoin Symbol

Just recently the web portal Karate.com owned and operated by a company called Karate Combat launched a professional combat league. The new league is meant to promote fighters from all around the world and showcase their fighting skills. One unique thing about the event, ‘Karate Combat: Inception’ is the fact there is a giant bitcoin symbol in the middle of the ring. Also read: “I don’t want this”...

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Verge Is Forced to Fork After Suffering a 51% Attack
Apr05

Verge Is Forced to Fork After Suffering a 51% Attack

Verge, a ”privacy coin” famed for the zealotry of its community, has fallen prey to a 51% attack. A malevolent miner gained majority control of the network hashrate, a feat that makes it possible for the controlling entity to modify transactions, calling the integrity of the entire blockchain into question. Around 250,000 verge were stolen by the attacker, forcing the project team to prepare a hard fork. Also...

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Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Busted in Bangkok
Apr05

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Busted in Bangkok

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief, there’s a lot to chew over. The crypto-coaster dazes Asian millennials, Kucoin asks some awkward questions, everyone wants to own an exchange, and why do so many bitcoiners get busted in Bangkok? Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Satoshi’s Millions and the Price of Publicity Kucoin Has a Question or Two On Wednesday, Kucoin exchange announced it had beefed up its...

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