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Hackers steal almost $400 million from cryptocurrency ICOs

ICOs are risky, potentially lucrative, and now a top target for threat actors looking to cash in.     By Charlie OsborneJanuary 23, 2018 Anatoliy Babiy | Malwarebytes       Cyber attackers have managed to line their pockets with almost $400 million in cryptocurrency by targeting ICOs, a new study has found. According to…
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Transitioning from traditional IT into cybersecurity

This article was produced by CBS Interactive's Studio 61 custom content group and is not part of ZDNet's editorial content.   Cybersecurity jobs are in high demand and projected to skyrocket, which means that today's students and IT professionals are in a prime position to take full advantage of the trend. Read on for some…
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Windows 10: Latest preview builds hint at new privacy tools

For years, privacy advocates have been pushing Microsoft to offer more transparency over the telemetry data it collects in Windows 10. The latest Insider Preview builds suggest that new tools to manage this data are in the works.     By Ed BottJanuary 22, 2018       Why you shouldn't call a Windows tech…
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Suspected LeakedSource operator charged in Canada

The for-profit breach notification site offered access to approximately three billion identity records.       By Charlie OsborneJanuary 16, 2018 File Photo       The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have announced charges against Jordan Evan Bloom for operating the LeakedSource for-profit data breach website. On Monday, the law enforcement agency said that…
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$400,000 stolen in Lumens BlackWallet theft

Another day, another theft in the world of cryptocurrency wallets.     By Charlie OsborneJanuary 16, 2018       Unknown threat actors have compromised the BlackWallet application and stolen $400,000 in user funds. Over the weekend, as reported by Bleeping Computer, a DNS server connected to the domain of browser-based wallet application BlackWallet was…
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Ericsson to power Dallas smart city traffic solutions

Ericsson will provide its Connected Urban Transport solution for the City of Dallas' Advanced Traffic Management System to monitor, manage, and maintain systems and performance and share data.       By Corinne Reichert | January 9, 2018     Ericsson has announced that it will provide the technology behind a smart cities traffic solution…
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How to hack public Wi-Fi to mine for cryptocurrency

A new attack called CoffeeMiner can exploit public Wi-Fi services to secretly mine cryptocurrencies.        By Charlie OsborneJanuary 8, 2018 File Photo       A researcher has published a proof-of-concept (PoC) project called CoffeeMiner which shows how threat actors can exploit public Wi-Fi networks to mine cryptocurrencies. Last week, a software developer called…
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