Tag Archive: Online Security

  • Bitcoin Security

    Microsoft to Begin Implementing “Cumulative” Patch Policy That Gives Users Less Flexibility

    Beginning in October, Microsoft will begin it’s new patch policy that will release new patches as rollup updates. This could put businesses and other’s in a sticky situation of either having to accept the risk of not applying patch updates or doing so and potentially disrupting mission critical apps. Also read: Bitcoin Price Hits $600, Technical Indicators Bullish Microsoft “Rollup Updates” Could Create Headaches for Businesses In the past, Windows patches were released individually, which allowed

    · September 12, 2016 · 7:35 pm
  • Scam Altcoin News, Altcoins

    Dash-Wallet.com: The Scam that Keeps on Keeping On

    Phishing site, Dash-Wallet.com, is still defrauding unexpecting users of their Dash despite having been outed as a fraudulent website years ago. Also read: MBit Casino Issues $60K Payout to a Single Winner Dash-Wallet.com Still Victimizing Users with Phishing Tactics There are many online warnings for Dash users to heed, but unfortunately, they are not very visible unless one were to proactively look for them.  And because most of the users being defrauded are likely careless, naive;

    · September 7, 2016 · 6:20 pm
  • Blockchain Technology

    Group of Hackers Are Holding Small Blockchains Hostage by 51% Attacking Them

    Small blockchains/coins are being targeted by a novel 51% attack that is holding these fledgling cryptos infrastructures hostage. Also read: TAO Network Raises $100K for Music Industry Blockchain Project Extorting Blockchains via 51% Attack The attackers, calling themselves the “51 crew” are overpowering small blockchains with more hashing power and by DDoSing other nodes. It seems as though the attackers are specifically targeting Ethereum-based blockchains as the cryptocurrencies, Krypton (KR) and Shift, both Ethereum type coins,

    · September 3, 2016 · 10:35 pm
  • Canadian Police Bitcoin Security

    Canadian Police Want to Force People to Give Up Passwords

    Canadian law enforcement officials want to make their jobs easier, lobbying for a new law that would force people to give up their computer passwords upon request. Also read: Is the Bitcoin Price Slump Finally Coming to an End? Canadian Police Back Resolution to Compel Users to Give Up Passwords The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) passed a resolution on August 16, 2016, advocating for such a law to be enacted by parliament.

    · August 26, 2016 · 5:00 am