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Hacker Who Tried To Frame Security Researcher in 2013 – Sentenced To Prison

A 31-year-old hacker from Ukraine, was sentenced to 41 months in prison for serious crimes, including ordering heroin from a narcotics vendor on the Silk Road Marketplace to security researcher Brian Krebs’ home. The cybercriminal is known by various names (both in the “real world” and on the dark net), including Sergey Vovnenko, Sergey Vovnencko, Tomas Rimkis, Flycracker, Flyck, Fly, ... Read More »

Security Researchers Found a “One-Stop-Shop” for Hacking Tools on Command and Control Server

Security researchers from Kaspersky Lab’s Secure List described the accidental discovery of a “one-stop-shop” for hacking tools. The Kaspersky Lab team intercepted traffic from machines infected with the Hawkeye RAT and “stumbled upon an interesting domain.” They found a command and control server that saved the keylog data provided by the HawEye RAT. The server additionally sold hacking software, tools, ... Read More »

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Maximizing Security of Cloud Storage Providers Using PGP and Bitcoin’s Blockchain Technology

Despite the fact that cloud computing is currently adopted on a wide scale, the security and maintenance of privacy of accounts in various cloud computing environments are still questionable. Securing data in a cloud setting utilizes the same methods employed to secure data on a conventional data centre. Many methods are now used to secure cloud storage accounts including identity ... Read More »

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How Can The Blockchain Technology Take The Security of IoT (Internet of Things) To A Whole New Level?

Since Bitcoin’s first block;”genesis block”, was first mined, the blockchain technology has been undervalued. However, indicators derived from the current market status denote that the future of this innovative technology is quite promising. There are tens of financial uses of the blockchain, yet the most appealing non-financial use of this technology is its application to maximize the security of the ... Read More »

Feds Give Security Researchers Two Years to Hack Almost Anything

The U.S. Copyright Office recently removed restrictions that hindered IoT security researchers. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) restrictions prevented researchers from reverse engineering copyrighted software. The same was true for cars, voting machines, “IoT” devices, and similar devices. Government opinions on the topic were scattered across the playing field. But the Army recently allowed hackers to hack the Pentagon and ... Read More »

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The Komodo Platform: Security and Privacy

The Komodo Platform is a cryptocurrency project that uses zero knowledge proofs to provide true anonymity for its users, allowing them to choose between transparent and private transactions according to the circumstances. The Komodo blockchain is protected by the delayed Proof of Work mechanism, a consensus protocol built by the SuperNET team. It allows Komodo to notarize its blocks on ... Read More »

HTML5 Introduces New Security Threats!

HTML5, the fifth standard of HTML released in 2014, is slowly becoming more prevalent across the internet as browsers adopt the new protocol and webpages are updated to make use of the new features. HTML is the technology at the basis of the internet, and acts as the structured content on webpages – text & images (and now with HTML5 ... Read More »

Bitcoin Blockchain’s High Security Will Lead Blockchain Startups to Pivot Back to Bitcoin

Banks and financial institutions have promoted the word “blockchain” as a mysterious piece of software that will bring billions of dollars to banking and save consumers millions of dollars in fees. The only issue with this is, with over two years of testing, research, and implementation, not a single successful demonstration has been released to the public. As such, the ... Read More »

Biometric Security Growing : 20% Smartphones Unlocked With Fingerprint

A recent study conducted by Deloitte highlights the usage of biometric security in the UK’s smartphone users. In Deloitte’s sixth annual There’s no place like phone study, numerous notable digital trends and growths were unveiled. Although 81% of the population have smartphones, only 27% have digital fingerprint sensors, of which 76% are used. Smartphone usage had been rapidly expanding over ... Read More »

National Cyber Security Centre Opens HQ In London To Set Up Government Firewalls

Come early October, London will become the first line of defense against cyber warfare. In 2015, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) was announced as a groundbreaking cyberdefense organization. The NCSC is now ready to engage in the growing war against online threats from around the globe. Mainly focusing on cyber attacks emanating from China and Russia, the NCSC will ... Read More »

China Plans to Adopt Blockchain for Social Security Funds

China’s social security system will be adopting the blockchain for fund management, ChinaDaily writes. While countries around the world are in disagreement regarding digital currency and the blockchain, China takes a different approach. Some countries are recognizing Bitcoin as valid currency. Some are not. Meanwhile, China is embracing the blockchain head on. According to Wang Zhongmin, vice-chairman of the National ... Read More »

SSL Is Not a Badge Of Total Security

Although SSL is an encryption protocol (or a security measure in general) to cover up or protect active traffic between a user and a web server, it can’t prevent eavesdropping. In spite of SSL, advance hackers can sniff in on traffic, analyse active traffic, and monitor traffic to steal sensitive information via session hijacking and other forms of web attack.  ... Read More »

Anti Encryption Bill Spells Bad News for National Security

A couple of days ago, a first draft of the anti-encryption bill from Senators Richard Burr(R-NC) and Dianne Feinstein(D-CA) came to light and suffered instant backlash from security experts. The new law has been labeled so bad that only would it make the some of the NSA’s own work illegal, but it would also outlaw some of the things we’ve ... Read More »