Judge Orders Coinbase to Hand Over Details of 14,355 US Users to the IRS

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Judge Orders Coinbase to Hand Over Details of 14,355 US Users to the IRS

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A federal judge in California has ruled today that US-based cryptocurrency exchange portal Coinbase must hand over details of over 14,000 users to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS). […]The post Judge Orders Coinbase to Hand Over Details of 14,355…

Cryptojacking Script Continues to Operate After Users Close Their Browser

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The operator of at least one website has been spotted using small windows hidden under the user’s Windows taskbar to continue to operate an in-browser miner even after the user closed the main browser window. […]The post Cryptojacking Script Continue…

Vivaldi Browser Adds Sync Support — Finally!

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The developers of the Vivaldi browser have finally rolled out support for user data syncing in the browser’s latest Snapshot version. […]The post Vivaldi Browser Adds Sync Support — Finally! appeared first on Computerescue.info.

The Least Significant Pawn in the Yahoo Hack Pleads Guilty

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Karim Baratov, a 22-year-old Canadian national, pleaded guilty to charges related to the FBI’s investigation into the Yahoo 2014 data breach. […]The post The Least Significant Pawn in the Yahoo Hack Pleads Guilty appeared first on Computerescue.info.

Recent Blu Update Locks Users out of Their Phones

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An Android update that Blu shipped to Blu One Life X2 smartphones yesterday, November 28, has locked people out of their phones. […]The post Recent Blu Update Locks Users out of Their Phones appeared first on Computerescue.info.

Android Cryptocurrency Wallet Apps Are a Security Disaster Waiting to Happen

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The vast majority of Android mobile apps available on the official Google Play Store that are meant for the management of cryptocurrencies are vulnerable to the most common and well-known vulnerabilities, according to a report published today by Swiss …

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MacOS Bug Lets You Create a Root Account by Repeatedly Pressing a Button

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A bug in the latest versions of macOS High Sierra allows users to create a root account with no password by repeatedly pressing a button in the preferences panel. […]The post MacOS Bug Lets You Create a Root Account by Repeatedly Pressing a Button ap…

PSA: Bitcoin Gold (BTG) Official Windows Wallet App Might Have Been Compromised

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The team behind the Bitcoin Gold (BTG) cryptocurrency have issued a security alert warning all users about a security incident involving the official Windows wallet application offered for download via its official website. […]The post PSA: Bitcoin G…

Top Secret US Army and NSA Files Left Exposed Online on Amazon S3 Server

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Ten days after an Amazon S3 server exposed data from the US Army’s CENTCOM and PACOM divisions, security researchers have identified another S3 server instance that leaked files from INSCOM, a joint US Army and NSA agency tasked with conducting intelli…

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Researchers Identify 44 Trackers in More Than 300 Android Apps

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A collaborative effort between the Yale Privacy Lab and Exodus Privacy has shed light on dozens of invasive trackers that are embedded within Android applications and record user activity, sometimes without user consent. […]The post Researchers Ident…

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