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Once hailed as unhackable, blockchains are now getting hacked

February 23rd, 2019 at 12:54 pm » Comments Off

More and more security holes are appearing in cryptocurrency and smart contract platforms, and some are fundamental to the way they were built. Early last month, the security team at Coinbase noticed something strange going on in Ethereum Classic, one of the cryptocurrencies people can buy and sell using Coinbase’s popular exchange platform. Its blockchain, […]



This is the industry to enter if you want to basically be guaranteed a job

January 18th, 2019 at 12:43 pm » Comments Off

“If you are ambitious, if you’re thoughtful, if you understand yourself, and how to grow yourself, and how to learn, you will be wanted and needed, and you will find yourself progressing in the field,” an expert says. When companies such as Marriott International, Yahoo! and Equifax experience a data breach, the consequences are huge […]



The big hack: How China used a tiny chip to infiltrate U.S. companies

October 11th, 2018 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America’s technology supply chain, according to extensive interviews with government and corporate sources. In 2015, Amazon.com Inc. began quietly evaluating a startup called Elemental Technologies, a potential acquisition to help with a major expansion of its streaming video service, […]



Your smart TV is watching you watching TV, Consumer Reports finds

February 10th, 2018 at 11:21 am » Comments Off

  Consumer Reports reported that Samsung and Roku Smart TVs were vulnerable to hacking through a web-based attack. Millions of smart TVs sitting in family living rooms are vulnerable to hackers taking control — and could be tracking the household’s personal viewing habits much more closely than their owners realize, according to a new Consumer […]



Security breach and spilled secrets have shaken the N.S.A.to its core

November 14th, 2017 at 11:28 am » Comments Off

A serial leak of the agency’s cyberweapons has damaged morale, slowed intelligence operations and resulted in hacking attacks on businesses and civilians worldwide.



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