Chrome Will Automatically Scan Your Passwords Against Data Breaches

Google’s Password Checkup feature will be fully integrated into the desktop and mobile versions of Chrome...

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5G Is More Secure Than 4G and 3G—Except When It’s Not

The next-generation wireless networks make it harder to track and spoof users, but security holes remain because devices still connect to older networks.

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German Banks Increasingly Charging Retail Clients Negative Interest Rates
Dec16

German Banks Increasingly Charging Retail Clients Negative Interest Rates

A growing number of banks in Germany are charging retail customers negative interest rates, starting with the very first euro deposited into their accounts. At least three German banks are reportedly doing so, with more expected to follow suit in the near future. As the European Central Bank maintains a negative rate policy, more banks say they are finding it necessary to pass on the negative rate burden to their customers. Also read:...

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Uphold Users Gain Access to Salt’s Crypto-Backed Loans
Dec16

Uphold Users Gain Access to Salt’s Crypto-Backed Loans

Uphold users have gained access to loans from Salt Lending using crypto holdings such as bitcoin cash (BCH) as collateral. The digital money platform has more than 1.5 million users globally and has powered over $5 billion in transactions. Also Read: Nexo Now Offers Bitcoin Cash Instant Crypto Credit Lines Uphold Partners With Salt Lending Digital money platform Uphold has announced a partnership with Salt Lending to provide its users...

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Here’s What Happens When You Use Lightning Network for the First Time
Dec16

Here’s What Happens When You Use Lightning Network for the First Time

Do you remember receiving your first bitcoin? Seeing those satoshis arrive in your wallet is a magical, almost spiritual, experience. In that moment, the most beautiful thing about bitcoin is not its censorship resistance or pseudonymity: it’s that it works at the first time of asking. No pending account verification, no weekend processing delays, and no questions. What about Lightning bitcoin? Could it too work at the first...

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