Malware Has a New Way to Hide on Your Mac

By only checking a file’s code signature when you install it—and never again—macOS gives malware a chance to evade detection...

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The Presidential Text Alert Has a Long, Strange History

While the presidential text that hits your phone Wednesday will be the first of its kind, it’s part of a decades-long lineage of official government Doomsday alerts.

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Intra Gives Older Versions of Android Important DNS Protections

Alphabet subsidiary Jigsaw is using a new app to give DNS encryption protections to any Android smartphone from the last seven years.

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The Daily: Wall Street-Backed Crypto Futures, Market Manipulation as a Service
Oct04

The Daily: Wall Street-Backed Crypto Futures, Market Manipulation as a Service

Cryptocurrency attracts a diverse crowd, from speculators to scammers, and from financiers to gamblers. These groups, and their often opposing aims, are what make the cryptoconomy such a strange yet compelling place. In today’s edition of The Daily, for instance, we’ve got stories pertaining to a Wall Street-funded futures exchange, another US platform ending its margin trading, a company that will trade your token to...

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Venezuela Makes Petro Crypto a National Currency, Publishes New Whitepaper
Oct04

Venezuela Makes Petro Crypto a National Currency, Publishes New Whitepaper

Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro has made several claims regarding his country’s digital currency this week. He announced the launch of the petro as a national currency on Monday, reportedly claiming that it is already “present in the world’s six topmost international exchange houses.” A new whitepaper has also been published showing that the petro is no longer 100 percent backed by oil but is also...

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