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Spain Censoring the Internet, Cracking Down on Free Speech

The government of Spain has begun to crack down on freedom of speech and expression online. The crackdown stems from a referendum to be voted on in October where the people of Catalonia will determine if they want Catalonia to become an independent republic and separate from Spain. Days after a Spanish court ordered all domains associated with the Catalan ... Read More »

NYU Accidentally Exposed Secret NSA Encryption Cracking Project

A secret super computing project to crack encrypted data that is being run by New York University (NYU), IBM, and the Department of Defense was recently revealed to the public, but not intentionally. The project, known as WindsorGreen, was revealed when the software and hundreds of pages of documents detailing the project were stored on a backup hard drive that ... Read More »

Hackers Make $103,000 Cracking Bitcoin Wallets

Hackers have made about $103,000 cracking bitcoin wallets that were “secured” using BrainWallet. Not too long after a group of researchers published a paper about efficiently cracking bitcoin BrainWallets, it was revealed in a paper that there are a group of hackers who have already taken advantage of these weaknesses and have drained every wallet they could. “Surprisingly, after excluding ... Read More »