New speculative-execution vulnerability strikes AMD, ARM, and Intel
May23

New speculative-execution vulnerability strikes AMD, ARM, and Intel

Intel Skylake die shot. (credit: Intel) A new attack that uses processors’ speculative-execution capabilities to leak data, named Speculative Store Bypass (SSB), has been published after being independently discovered by Microsoft’s Security Response Center and Google Project Zero. Processors from Intel and AMD, along with some of those using ARM’s designs, are all affected. Since the Meltdown and Spectre flaws were...

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How the LAPD Uses Data to Predict Crime

The Los Angeles Police Department is using “predictive policing” to prevent crime, but this innovative approach has its problems.

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Bank in Argentina Launches BTC Settlement Services
May23

Bank in Argentina Launches BTC Settlement Services

A small bank from Argentina, Banco Masventas, announced this week that it’s allowing customers to make settlements using BTC as a payment rail. Argentina Banco Masventas says the firm partnered with the exchange Bitex, and believes the service will reduce costs associated with international transfers. Also Read: Tim Draper Advises Argentina’s President to Invest in Bitcoin Argentine Bank Provides Customers With a BTC...

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Chilean President Considering Regulation of Cryptocurrencies
May23

Chilean President Considering Regulation of Cryptocurrencies

The Chilean president, Mario Marcel, has made comment seemingly in favor of developing a regulatory apparatus for virtual currencies. The apparent openness to regulating cryptocurrencies contrasts significantly from the recent banking embargo targeting virtual currency recently witnessed in Chile. Also Read: Spanish Regulator Open to Approving Funds Investing Directly in Cryptocurrencies Chilean President Discusses Benefits of...

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Verge Struck by Second PoW Attack in as Many Months
May23

Verge Struck by Second PoW Attack in as Many Months

Accident-prone altcoin verge has been crippled by yet another mining attack. A little over a month after being subjected to a 51% attack, the network is once again at the mercy of a malevolent attacker who is rejecting blocks and profiting handsomely off the carnage caused. The repeat attack illustrates the risks faced by low hashrate Proof of Work coins. Also read: Verge Is Forced to Fork After Suffering a 51% Attack Verge Does a...

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