Turning an Amazon Echo Into a Spy Device Only Took Some Clever Coding

Researchers didn’t have to hack Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant to use it for eavesdropping. They just took advantage of the system in...

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A One-Minute Attack Let Hackers Spoof Hotel Master Keys

Researchers found—and helped fix—a flaw in Vingcard RFID locks that would let hackers break into any room in hotels around the world.

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Can This System of Unlocking Phones Crack the Crypto War?

Ray Ozzie thinks his Clear method for unlocking encrypted devices can attain the impossible: It satisfies both law enforcement and privacy purists.

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Georgia Has Become Eurasia’s Cryptocurrency Mining Epicenter
Apr26

Georgia Has Become Eurasia’s Cryptocurrency Mining Epicenter

Typically when people think of bitcoin mining operations they look to countries like Iceland and mainland China. However, most people do not know that the small country of Georgia, a region of Eurasia, is ranked the second most profitable area in the world for cryptocurrency mining just below China. Also read: Russian Regulators Draft Law to Restrict Crypto Mining, Payments, and Token Sales Cryptocurrency Miners Are Flocking to...

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Exchanges Suspend ERC20 Token Deposits After Discovery of Smart Contract Bug
Apr26

Exchanges Suspend ERC20 Token Deposits After Discovery of Smart Contract Bug

Ethereum’s smart contract bugs just keep on coming. Exchanges including Okex, Poloniex, Coinone, and Hitbtc today suspended deposits of ERC20 tokens following the discovery of a batch overflow bug written into the smart contracts governing numerous coins. The news comes in the same week that the ethereum community voted against restoring the lost ether that was locked up in the Parity smart contract bug last year. Also...

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