Blockchain and GDPR: Between a Block and a Hard Place

Blockchain and other emerging distributed ledger technologies offer the promise of increased security, transparency and resilience based on the use of distributed, immutable records. At the same time, the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect May 25, 2018, governs the use and protection of personal data collected from or about any … Read More The post Blockchain and GDPR: Between a Block and a Hard Place appeared first on The State of Security.
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Cyber News Rundown: Russia Bans Telegram

Reading Time: ~2 min.The Cyber News Rundown brings you the latest happenings in cybersecurity news weekly. Who am I? I’m Connor Madsen, a Webroot Threat Research Analyst and a guy with a passion for all things security. Any questions? Just ask. Russia Blocks Millions of IPs to Halt Use of Telegram Recently, Russia has been putting pressure on The post Cyber News Rundown: Russia Bans Telegram appeared first on Webroot Blog.
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Understanding Cryptojacking — Why It Matters to You and How to Defend Against It

Security researchers have recently uncovered several high profile cases of cryptojacking involving companies like Tesla and the LA Times. In these incidents, cryptocurrency “miners” illegally gained access to an organization’s public cloud services and exploited their computing power to generate more digital coins. In this blog post, we’ll give you a basic primer on what … Continue reading "Understanding Cryptojacking — Why It Matters to You and How to Defend Against It"
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Take the cryptomining challenge at RSA | Avast

If you are  in San Francisco this week, check out RSA at the Moscone Center and swing by the Avast booth to witness the effects of real-time cryptomining firsthand. We’ll be hosting a challenge that reveals the vulnerabilities in IoT and mobile devices through the mining of Monero using smartphones. We will also have a PC on display as an infected Amazon Fire TV stick forces it to cryptomine, so the effects (such as overheating) will be plain to see.
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How the Blockchain Is Helping Secure IoT Technology

For those reading this who were cognizant of such topics as the Internet of Things (IoT) and security architecture back in 2016, you may have had some passing knowledge of the Mirai botnet attacks that showed us all just how risky the present client-server model of IoT can be. At issue is the reality that … Read More The post How the Blockchain Is Helping Secure IoT Technology appeared first on The State of Security.
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Inside Job Behind Theft of $3M from Bitcoin Exchange, Says CEO

The chief executive officer of a Bitcoin exchange believes the theft of more than $3 million from the platform was an inside job. On 12 April, the team behind Coinsecure replaced the Indian exchange’s website with a statement. The notice reveals that someone exposed users’ Bitcoin funds and then stole them out of a wallet … Read More The post Inside Job Behind Theft of $3M from Bitcoin Exchange, Says CEO appeared first on The State of Security.
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Cryptomining and Ransomware are Keeping C-Level Execs Up at Night

Technology is a almost always a double-edged sword. For every benefit or advantage it providers, there is also a caveat or pitfall that somehow exposes you to additional risk. Cybercriminals are working around the clock to find innovative ways to exploit holes in your networks and applications—which is why you need to be constantly vigilant The post Cryptomining and Ransomware are Keeping C-Level Execs Up at Night appeared first on TechSpective.
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Labs CTNT report shows shift in threat landscape to cryptomining

What did we learn about cybercrime in the quarterly Labs CTNT report? Malicious cryptomining has taken over in 2018, and it’s leaving all other malware families behind. Categories: CTNT report Malwarebytes news Tags: cryptocurrencycryptominingCTNT reportcybercrime tactics and techniquesgandcrabmalspamransomwarespyware (Read more...) The post Labs CTNT report shows shift in...
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