Tag: security

Bitcoin
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Coinbase Wallet Users Can Now Back Up Their Private Keys on Google Drive and iCloud. How Safe Is It?

Brian Evans - Feb 17, 2019

Is storing private keys on centralized servers actually safe? Coinbase Wallet — and some cybersecurity experts — seem to think so

Business News
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8 Illicit Crypto-Mining Windows Apps Removed From Microsoft Store

Brian Evans - Feb 15, 2019

Eight apps have been removed from Microsoft's app store after Symantec found they could illicitly mine cryptocurrency.

BGP
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How SABRE Tech Can Stop Hackers From Splitting Bitcoin Into Two

Brian Evans - Feb 15, 2019

Hackers could attack bitcoin with a flood of data, but researchers say they have a solution in the form of a relay network called SABRE.

Altcoin
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Coinbase Gives Out $30,000 Reward for Detecting Critical Bug

Brian Evans - Feb 13, 2019

Coinbase has given out a $30,000 reward for reporting a critical bug in its system, the biggest bounty ever listed on Coinbase’s HackerOne page

Blockchain
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General Motors’ Finance Arm Joins Blockchain Data Security Initiative

Brian Evans - Feb 12, 2019

General Motors Financial joins blockchain industry research initiative for data security

google
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Fake MetaMask App on Google Play Store Hosted Crypto Malware

Brian Evans - Feb 11, 2019

Ethereum dapp service MetaMask was targeted by crypto-stealing malware found on Google's Play Store.

Altcoin
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New Instance of Monero Malware Sees Cryptojackers Target Linux Users

Brian Evans - Feb 06, 2019

Hackers are set on cryptojacking for Monero as Linux users see another dedicated threat

Blockchain
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Zcash Vulnerability Permitting Infinite ZEC Counterfeiting Fixed and Disclosed

Brian Evans - Feb 05, 2019

The company behind Zcash patched and disclosed a vulnerability that could have permitted an attacker to coin infinite ZEC

Altcoin
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Five Critical Vulnerabilities Discovered in EOS in 2019, HackerOne Data Shows

Brian Evans - Feb 05, 2019

This year, bug bounties for five critical vulnerabilities have been handed over by EOS.io, the company responsible for the development of EOS

Blockchain
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Parity Technologies Fixes Node Vulnerability, Urges All Ethereum Nodes to Update

Brian Evans - Feb 05, 2019

Parity nodes should update to avoid security risk, say officials