Mandatory update coming to Windows 7, 2008 to kill off weak update hashes
Feb20

Mandatory update coming to Windows 7, 2008 to kill off weak update hashes

Enlarge Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 users will imminently have to deploy a mandatory patch if they want to continue updating their systems, as spotted by Mary Jo Foley. Currently, Microsoft’s Windows updates use two different hashing algorithms to enable Windows to detect tampering or modification of the update files: SHA-1 and SHA-2. Windows 7 and Server 2008 verify the SHA-1 patches; Windows 8 and newer use the SHA-2...

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Russian Hackers Go From Foothold to Full-On Breach in 19 Minutes

A new ranking of nation-state hacker speed puts Russia on top by a span of hours.

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Coinbase Wallet App Adds Bitcoin Cash Support
Feb20

Coinbase Wallet App Adds Bitcoin Cash Support

Coinbase announced on Tuesday that users of its wallet app can now directly store their bitcoin cash. The app update will be rolled out to all iOS and Android users in the next few weeks. Both Cashaddr and legacy address formats are supported alongside Bitcoin Cash Testnet for developers. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for Bitcoin ETF Approval Adding BCH Support San Francisco-based digital currency platform...

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Market Cap: A Flawed Ranking System for Valuing Crypto
Feb20

Market Cap: A Flawed Ranking System for Valuing Crypto

Market cap is often used as a metric of importance in the crypto industry. Communities will react jubilantly as their preferred coin moves up the rankings. People will often invest in the top X coins based solely on their market cap as they think it is representative of a diversified portfolio. However, is market cap the right metric to focus on? Also read: Coinbase Acquires Cryptocurrency Surveillance Company Neutrino In this...

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Bitcoin Cash Merchant Acceptance Is Thriving in These 3 Regions
Feb20

Bitcoin Cash Merchant Acceptance Is Thriving in These 3 Regions

Bitcoin Cash supporters are all about spreading adoption, and many enthusiasts are relentlessly trying to get people to try BCH and merchants to accept the cryptocurrency for payments. Right now, there are three regions in the world with a significant number of BCH merchants: Slovenia, North Queensland, and Japan, areas which continue to add a slew of new brick n’ mortar stores every day. Also read: Regulations Have Ruined the...

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