Coder-Turned-Kingpin Paul Le Roux Gets His Comeuppance

The programmer who became a flagrant drug lord and weapons trafficker was sentenced in New York City to 25 years in...

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Researchers Expose a New Vulnerability in Intel's CPUs

The Software Guard eXtension is supposed to protect encryption keys and other sensitive data. But this isn’t the first time it’s been defeated.

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Spies Can Eavesdrop by Watching a Light Bulb's Vibrations

The so-called lamphone technique allows for real-time listening in on a room that’s hundreds of feet away.

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Ethereum’s $5.2 Million Fee Scandal Explained: Exchange Held to Ransom by Hackers
Jun13

Ethereum’s $5.2 Million Fee Scandal Explained: Exchange Held to Ransom by Hackers

Hackers are holding an unnamed crypto exchange to ransom after an alleged cyber-attack forced the Ethereum blockchain to facilitate two separate transactions at a cost of $5.2 million in fees, new information suggests. The hackers may have gained access to the exchange’s funds but failed to transfer the money into their own wallets because of a security setting that demands multiple passwords to process a transaction. Now they...

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Japanese Court Upheld Former Mt Gox CEO’s Conviction for Manipulating Data
Jun13

Japanese Court Upheld Former Mt Gox CEO’s Conviction for Manipulating Data

A Japanese high court upheld the Tokyo-based lower court’s decision to reject the former Mt Gox CEO’s appeal. Mark Karpeles was arrested in 2015 and accused of “manipulating electronic data” and managed to duck embezzlement charges. The former boss of Mt Gox, Mark Karpeles, now has to face the music for his prior “manipulating electronic data” charges that stem from the Mt Gox investigation....

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