>20,000 Linksys routers leak historic record of every device ever connected
May19

>20,000 Linksys routers leak historic record of every device ever connected

(credit: US Navy) This post has been updated to add comments Linksys made online, which says company researchers couldn’t reproduce the information disclosure exploit on routers that installed a patch released in 2014. Representatives of Belkin, the company that acquired Linksys in 2013, didn’t respond to the request for comment that Ars sent on Monday. Ars saw the statement only after this article went live. More than...

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Google Tracks What You Buy Online With Gmail

Adobe fixes, an executive order, and more of the week’s top security news.

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After Trillions Printed Under QE, Politicians Now Say Deficits Don’t Matter
May19

After Trillions Printed Under QE, Politicians Now Say Deficits Don’t Matter

When quantitative easing (QE) was introduced, it was likened to a drug, with central banks making an emergency injection of money to resuscitate the global economy. Now it seems that some politicians have gotten addicted to this drug, going as far as to claim that government deficits don’t matter and the money printing can just continue unabated. Also Read: Why Cryptocurrency Investors Are Renouncing Their US Citizenship Central...

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Anchor a Document or File to the BCH Chain With Notary.Bitcoin.com
May19

Anchor a Document or File to the BCH Chain With Notary.Bitcoin.com

In my last article, I explained how to prove ownership of a specific address by signing a message with a public and private key pair. That’s just one way of proving ownership and verifying a valid signature, as BCH users can also anchor a document to the chain using the Bitcoin Cash protocol’s Script language. This particular walkthrough aims to teach you how to create notarized proofs using Notary.Bitcoin.com. Also Read:...

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Bitcoin Payments Are Being Bulldozed for Political Reasons
May19

Bitcoin Payments Are Being Bulldozed for Political Reasons

Bitcoin Core wants to distance itself politically from the former project leader Gavin Andresen, the payment protocol BIP070 he was involved with, and from the BCH-friendly Bitpay payment processor company. The attempts to remove software associated with Gavin Andresen are now having real-world effects on the security of bitcoin payments. Also read: How to Prove Ownership With a Bitcoin Cash Address and Digital Signature Bitpay Forced...

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