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Comprehensive Guide to Backdoors

When I was learning this, I was disappointed with internet guides for setting up remote access, aka backdoor to a computer so here’s my contribution. Also, it’s important for security and privacy concerned people to understand this because these methods are often used maliciously to gain control over target computer. In this article, I’m going to cover theory and practice ... Read More »

No ban for Bitcoin in Russia

Although the relationship between Russia and Bitcoin has always been uneasy, the cryptocurrency was never officially banned in the country. A new statement by the Bank of Russia now reveals that Bitcoin will, in fact, remain legal in Russia and that no further action to prohibit its use. Although the currency is still not seen as legal tender in Russia, ... Read More »

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Tutorial: How To Buy From the Wall Street Market?

Today, we’re going to teach you how to buy from the Wall Street market. This market offers a wide range of special features, including 2 out of 3 Multisig escrow, direct deposits (no wallets), PGP 2-factor authentication, Bitmessage Notification System & Autoshop for Digital Goods (CCs, Accounts and so on). Multisig escrow and direct deposits ensure that the funds are ... Read More »

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Coin.mx Operator Admits Fraud and Money Laundering

On Monday, January 9, 2017, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the long-awaited guilty plea in the Coin.mx case. Preet Bharara, the aforementioned US attorney, said Anthony Murgio, the owner of Coin.mx, pleaded guilty in front of U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan. Murgio, according to the recently released court documents, illegally processed more ... Read More »

Irish Law Enforcement Calls Darknet Drug Trafficking an “Overwhelming Challenge”

Law enforcement across the world in 2016 struggled to stay ahead of crime on the internet. Major accomplishments, for both regional and international agencies, made headlines many times. However, as the year ended, quarterly reports from law enforcement authorities, police spokespersons, and even government representatives revealed that the “breaking news” cases were not a regular occurrence. Ireland’s Gardaí (Garda) is ... Read More »

More Than 25% of MongoDB Databases Hacked Within a Week

According to credible intelligence from trusted sources, hackers attacked more than 25 percent of the MongoDB databases left open on the internet. The individuals, a security researcher from the GDI Foundation—Victor Gevers—and an independent developer from Norway, Niall Merrigan saw a recent spike in MongoDB database hacks. Hackers, during a single week, attacked enough vulnerable online databases to account for ... Read More »

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Bitcoin Price Analysis Jan 24th

The Price of Bitcoin is Recovering This week, Bitcoin continued its recovery from the $758 low of January 12, 2017 to a high of $940 on January 22. Since two consecutive sharp sell offs from $1139 all time high at the beginning of 2017, the digital currency’s price is gradually reclaiming its lost levels. While part of this resurgence is ... Read More »

Can Bitcoin Be Used As a Hedge Against Uncertainty Towards the World’s Fiat Economy?

A group of researchers from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, examined bitcoin as a method to hedge uncertainty towards the global fiat economy. They used historical data that represented the period between March 17th, 2011 and October 7th, 2016. Global uncertainty was quantified using the first principal component of the VIXs which represents 14 developing and developed equity markets. ... Read More »

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Edge Weight Prediction On Bitcoin And Other Weight Signed Networks WSNs

The bitcoin network is a semi-anonymous platform where it is rather difficult to build trust among individuals receiving or sending bitcoin payments across the blockchain. A group of researchers from University of Maryland experimented using edge weight prediction along a group of models of weighted signed networks WSNs including bitcoin’s . A Weighted signed network WSN is a network where ... Read More »

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Using Keyless Signatures To Promote Immutability of Permissioned Blockchains

The advent of bitcoin introduced the world to a new concept of “immutability” that promotes the transparency and efficiency of financial transactions. Once data is stored, it can never be modified or deleted, on a permissionless blockchain such as that of bitcoin, where anyone can contribute to the process of confirmation of transactions, i.e. mining, and have a countable vote, ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, January 22, 2017

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Coinbase CEO claims battle with the IRS could cost the startup $1 million Last week, DeepDotWeb reported a new court filing showed Coinbase was ready to fight the IRS in order to stop it from getting to its user records. Coinbase has already claimed this was an “extraordinarily broad ... Read More »

The EU to Hire Hackers and Ex-Drug Users to Stop Darknet Drug Trafficking

Alexis Goosdeel, chief of The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), announced a new approach to fighting darknet drug sales. On January 4, Goosdeel spoke to the Belgian newspaper Le Soir about a newly drafted strategy aimed solely at the buying and selling of darknet-traced drugs. And according to Le Soir, the strategy, while not due for ... Read More »

Elmshorn Man Arrested For Buying Drugs From Dark Web

A 31-year-old was arrested in Elmshorn, Germany for buying narcotics from the dark web. The Customs Office in Essen intercepted a package containing 500 grams of amphetamines. The parcel belonged to the 31-year-old suspect. The package was delivered to an address in Norderstedt, but law enforcement authorities quickly tracked down the suspect’s location in Elmshorn. On December 30, police raided ... Read More »

Is the Government’s Secret Internet Killswitch Being Engaged at Protests Across the US?

A Standard Operating Procedure developed by the United States federal government allegedly for the purposes of stopping terrorists from detonating radio-activated bombs, may actual be being used as a cellular phone and internet killswitch at protests across the country. Government Fights to Keep Internet Killswitch Secret On Monday, January 11th, 2016, the US Supreme Court declined to hear a petition ... Read More »

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ARMA and GARCHA: Bitcoin’s Dependency Analysis On The Exchange Rate Of Global Fiat Currencies

Throughout the past few years, the value of bitcoin, and a handful of other cryptocurrencies, has skyrocketed. Moreover, bouts of uncertainty in regards to the fiat economy have been usually accompanied by sharp bitcoin price surges during the past couple of years which urged a large number of researchers to study the dependency between bitcoin and some of the world’s ... Read More »