China Distributes Spyware at Its Border and Beyond

Plus, Cyber Command warns about Outlook bugs, Virginia criminalizes deepfake porn, and more top security news from this...

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Why Bitcoin Maximalists Ignore the Value Proposition of BCH
Jul07

Why Bitcoin Maximalists Ignore the Value Proposition of BCH

Some crypto companies keep wilfully ignoring BCH. Let’s compare the coins and see if BCH haters rail against Bitcoin Cash on purpose or simply due to a lack of understanding. Also read: Bitcoin and Black Market Fiat: Hyperinflation Crushes Venezuela as Global Devaluation Ramps Up Bitcoin Scaling and the Block Size Debate When BTC surged above $10,000 recently, it coincided with the mempool filling up with tens of thousands of...

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MPAA Now Controls at Least 3 ‘Pirate’ IPTV Domains
Jul07

MPAA Now Controls at Least 3 ‘Pirate’ IPTV Domains

Unlicensed IPTV services have been running for many years, offering thousands of otherwise premium channels to consumers for a fraction of their market price. As recently as three years ago such services received little mainstream attention. However, the rise of piracy-focused Kodi add-ons has encouraged countless thousands of pirates to take a step up to sample the experience of a more reliable and generally higher-quality...

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MPAA Wants U.S. Govt. to Prosecute Streaming Piracy Operations
Jul07

MPAA Wants U.S. Govt. to Prosecute Streaming Piracy Operations

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has been battling online piracy for years, but the problem remains. Roughly a decade ago torrent sites were the main threat. In recent years that switched, first to cyberlockers, and then to online streaming. While the MPAA has pursued civil lawsuits against pirate sites and services throughout the world, it believes that more progress can be made through criminal prosecutions. In a...

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Police: Scam Streaming Sites Are Exploiting Internet Users
Jul07

Police: Scam Streaming Sites Are Exploiting Internet Users

It is fairly common for anti-piracy outfits to describe pirate sites and devices as “scams” but despite being mostly illegal, they deliver what they promise and rarely attempt to defraud the public. Over in Germany, a much more sinister operation is being reported, one that involves more than a couple of hundred sites that claim to be legal but are actually a huge money-making scheme for fraudsters. In the example shown...

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