New modification of the old cold boot attack leaves most systems vulnerable
Sep14

New modification of the old cold boot attack leaves most systems vulnerable

Enlarge (credit: rabiem22 / Flickr) Cold boot attacks, used to extract sensitive data such as encryption keys and passwords from system memory, have been given new blood by researchers from F-Secure. First documented in 2008, cold boot attacks depend on the ability of RAM to remember values even across system reboots. In response, systems were modified to wipe their memory early during the boot process—but F-Secure found that,...

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How to Use a VPN in the EU to Access the Uncensored Web
Sep14

How to Use a VPN in the EU to Access the Uncensored Web

If you’re reading these words from within the European Union, you may have had to first check a box confirming your consent. Ever since the EU’s GDPR law came into effect, the internet has become a minefield of opt-in forms. With the passing of the controversial Articles 11 and 13 this week, the web looks set to become even more convoluted to European citizens. Throw in the “Right to be forgotten” law, and...

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Corporate Creditors Can Now File Claims for Mt Gox Restitution
Sep14

Corporate Creditors Can Now File Claims for Mt Gox Restitution

This week the trustee in charge of the Mt Gox legal case has announced that corporate customers can now file rehabilitation claims for the October 22 deadline. The news follows the claim process that started for non-corporate customers on August 23. Also read: Mt. Gox Victims Must Take Claims to Tokyo, Not US, Judge Rules Corporate Clients Can Now Apply for the Mt Gox Civil Rehabilitation Refund Corporate creditors can now join...

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New French Law Sets Out Guidelines For ICOs
Sep14

New French Law Sets Out Guidelines For ICOs

After slashing taxes on profits made from cryptocurrency trading by more than half, France has now implemented a new legal framework for initial coin offerings (ICOs). Is Europe’s third largest economy transforming into a haven for cryptocurrency? Also read: Faced With Cash And Forex Shortages, Zimbabweans Turn To Bitcoin – Even When It’s Banned French Lawmakers Adopt Legal Framework For ICOs French lawmakers...

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Bitmain’s $50M ‘Permissionless Ventures’ First Project: BCH Dev Con
Sep14

Bitmain’s $50M ‘Permissionless Ventures’ First Project: BCH Dev Con

Cryptocurrency mining hardware giant, Bitmain, is sponsoring a Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hackathon in the United States — San Francisco, to be exact. For the China-based company, BCH Dev Con is the first project financed by its $50 million fund, Permissionless Ventures (PV).    Also read: Mt. Gox Victims Must Take Claims to Tokyo, Not US, Judge Rules Bitmain’s Permissionless Ventures Launches First Project Arguably...

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