crypto

Hacking

Experts Doubt Russian Claims That Cryptographic Flaw Was a Coincidence

At a recent international standards meeting, experts said they weren’t convinced by a Russian explanation about a potentially flawed new encryption algorithm.
Joseph Cox
5.8.19
microsoft

Microsoft Outlook Email Breach Targeted Cryptocurrency Users

Earlier this month, Motherboard revealed that contents of Microsoft's email services were compromised. Multiple victims now say that hackers stole their cryptocurrency.
Joseph Cox
4.29.19
cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency Mining Up for Elimination In China for Being Wasteful and 'Backward'

China's economic planning agency is considering eliminating cryptocurrency mining along with numerous other products and processes. Comment period is open until May 7.
Jordan Pearson
4.9.19
crypto

Kurt Russell's New Bitcoin Crime Movie 'Crypto' Looks so Awful I Must See It

'Crypto' is primed to be an instant so-bad-it's-good classic à​ la 1995’s 'The Net.'
Jordan Pearson
3.12.19
Hacking

Head of Android Security Says Locking Out Law Enforcement Is an ‘Unintended Side Effect’

Google is taking steps to make it harder for someone to push a malicious update that disables the security features on an Android phone.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.30.19
privacy

Encrypted Messaging App Signal Says It Won’t Comply With Australia’s New Backdoor Bill

Signal joins Apple, Google, Microsoft, and other tech giants who have already condemned and protested the bill.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.14.18
cryptocurrency

10 Years of the Blockchain: What Is Bitcoin, Really?

The Bitcoin white paper was released into the world 10 years ago today, so we asked some influential people in the space—including the guy who spent 10,000 bitcoins on pizza in 2010—what it is and where it's going.
Jordan Pearson
10.31.18
crypto

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: We’re Very Committed to Encryption in WhatsApp

During a Senate hearing, Sandberg said Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, is still using end-to-end encryption, but did leave room for potential changes.
Joseph Cox
9.5.18
Munchies

This Cryptocurrency Beer Vending Machine Knows If You're Using a Fake ID

Sorry, kids: In the age of crypto, your older sister’s learner’s permit just ain’t gonna cut it.
Lauren Rothman
5.14.18
Motherboard

People Are Freaking Out That PGP Is ‘Broken’—But You Shouldn’t Be Using It Anyway

Hackers that can intercept your encrypted emails, or steal your emails from your computer or a server, may be able to decrypt them taking advantage of new vulnerabilities found in the way some email clients treat HTML.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.14.18
encrypt all the things

You Can Finally Encrypt Slack Messages So Your Boss Can't Read Them

'Shhlack' allows you to send end-to-end encrypted messages within the popular chat app.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.3.18
big surprise

Okay, Let’s Talk About John McAfee’s Paid ICO Promotions

McAfee charges $100K per tweet to promote companies that sell digital tokens to investors in crowd sales.
Jordan Pearson
4.5.18
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