Google: Software is never going to be able to fix Spectre-type bugs
Feb24

Google: Software is never going to be able to fix Spectre-type bugs

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images) Researchers from Google investigating the scope and impact of the Spectre attack have published a paper asserting that Spectre-like vulnerabilities are likely to be a continued feature of processors and, further, that software-based techniques for protecting against them will impose a high performance cost. And whatever the cost, the researchers continue, the software will be...

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A Hidden Nest Secure Mic, Facebook's Dead VPN, and More Security News This Week

The 2020 disinformation campaigns have started, DrainerBot is coming for your smartphone’s battery, and more security news this week.

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Kenyan Crypto Adoption and Trading Grows Despite Warnings from Regulators
Feb24

Kenyan Crypto Adoption and Trading Grows Despite Warnings from Regulators

Over the last two years, the Kenyan government and central bank have been discussing how to regulate bitcoin and other digital currencies. In March 2018, the Central Bank of Kenya warned the general public about cryptocurrency investments. After those warnings, the region’s Capital Markets Authority (CMA) cautioned the public again after investigating a project called kenicoin. Even though financial regulators are dressing down...

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US ETF Ruling to Inform South Korean Cryptocurrency Market
Feb24

US ETF Ruling to Inform South Korean Cryptocurrency Market

Local media has reported that a South Korean exchange is waiting for regulators in the United States to make a ruling regarding the highly anticipated Vaneck cryptocurrency exchange-traded fund (ETF) before determining its stance pertaining to virtual currency ETFs. Also Read: Markets Update: Altcoins Gain on BTC Exchange Awaits US Ruling to Develop ETF Policy A report published by The Korea Herald has asserted that officials at a...

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The Infamous Bet: John McAfee’s 2020 Price Target Shows BTC Undervalued by $37K
Feb24

The Infamous Bet: John McAfee’s 2020 Price Target Shows BTC Undervalued by $37K

John McAfee is once again discussing the notorious wager he made back in November 2017 when he predicted that bitcoin will reach a million dollars before the end of 2020. McAfee is reportedly on the run from the IRS, but his worries don’t end there: according to statistics, his bet is currently $37,000 light of reaching its $1 million per bitcoin target. Also Read: Digital Currency Donors and Crypto-Backed Endowments Fuel Higher...

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