Day: September 4, 2020

Criminals Target Privacy Coins: How To Avoid Downloading Fake Wallet Apps

2020-09-04 By admin

Reports in the past few weeks detail that bad actors are targeting two privacy coin projects, Monero and Zcash, adding to concerns about the growing rate of security incidents involving blockchain networks. Such incidents, as well the repeated 51% attacks on the Ethereum Classic network or the Electrum wallet breach, suggest criminals are becoming more […]

Research: New Malware Employs Tor and Bittorrent To Steal Bitcoin and Ether

2020-09-04 By admin

A new trojan called Krypto Cibule uses infested computers’ power to mine cryptocurrency, steal crypto wallet files, and redirect incoming digital assets to a hacker address. The malware rides on the Tor network and the Bittorrent protocol to perform attacks, according to an extensive report by cybersecurity company, ESET. “Krypto Cibule is spread through malicious […]

PowerToys: toggle microphone and video camera on or off with global shortcuts

2020-09-04 By admin

A small but dedicated team is working on improving Microsoft’s open source PowerToys collection of tools. The most recent version, currently available as an experimental release directly from the GitHub repository, introduces global shortcuts to toggle the microphone and/or video camera of the device on or off. Microsoft notes that the feature was not really […]

Privacy Options Underutilized in Cryptocurrency Usage: Report

2020-09-04 By admin

Advances in cryptography have not met with user enthusiasm, suggesting a disconnect between the cryptocurrency community and its cypherpunk ancestors. According to Coin Metrics, transactions of privacy-focused cryptocurrencies zcash (ZEC), monero (XMR), and grin only add up to 6% of bitcoin’s transactions. Zcash’s privacy feature is significantly underutilized, with less than 2% of transactions fully […]