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One machine to rule them all: A 'Master Algorithm' may emerge sooner than you think

thenextweb.com

by Tristan Greene — 1 hour ago in Artificial Intelligence It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired. Read more...

Unpacking the 5 Biggest Cryptocurrency Scams

cointelegraph.com

In the wake of the Pincoin/iFan ICO scams in Vietnam, we take a look at the five biggest cryptocurrency scams to date. Cryptocurrencies have revolutionized the way the world looks at transactions -. Read more...

Reddit now has more active users than Twitter — and is more engaging than porn

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The number of people using Reddit has surged in the past few months, and the platform now reports as many active users as Twitter. A rapid growth spurt The company’s own data indicates that. Read more...

Hackers Exploiting Drupal Vulnerability to Inject Cryptocurrency Miners

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The Drupal vulnerability (CVE-2018-7600), dubbed Drupalgeddon2 that could allow attackers to completely take over vulnerable websites has now been exploited in the wild to deliver malware backdoors. Read more...

Report: Alibaba finally overtakes Amazon in the race for ecommerce supremacy

thenextweb.com

The data in our new 2018 Q2 Digital Statshot show that Alibaba has overtaken Amazon as the world’s most popular ecommerce platform. Some of the supporting data even comes from Amazon itself, via. Read more...

A Sobering Look at Fake Online Reviews

krebsonsecurity.com

In 2016, KrebsOnSecurity exposed a network of phony Web sites and fake online reviews that funneled those seeking help for drug and alcohol addiction toward rehab centers that were secretly. Read more...

Nearly 40% of American gamers play at work

thenextweb.com

A new survey, released last week, suggests a good chunk of gamers are spending time on their favorite hobby at work — meaning several of you reading this article are gaming when you. Read more...

Dot-cm Typosquatting Sites Visited 12M Times So Far in 2018

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A story published here last week warned readers about a vast network of potentially malicious Web sites ending in ".cm" that mimic some of the world's most popular Internet destinations (e.g.. Read more...

John McAfee Charges $105000 Per Tweet For Promoting Cryptocurrency Projects

cointelegraph.com

John McAfee has officially announced price rates for promoting cryptocurrency projects and ICOs on his Twitter account. John McAfee, computer programmer and founder of the eponymous antivirus. Read more...

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) hacked over the weekend

securityaffairs.co

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) power utility confirmed early this week that it has been hacked over the weekend. A few days ago, the US government issued an alert to warn of cyber. Read more...

Get 10 books that'll turn you into Arduino DIY expert — and pay what you want

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Arduino boards are the ultimate tinkerer’s paradise. With their open-source controllers and universal coding options, a stack of Arduino parts and software is basically an open canvas for any. Read more...

Think Cryptocurrency Is Confusing? Try Paying Taxes on It

nytimes.com

THE SHIFT MARCH 21, 2018 The room was full of stressed-out cryptocurrency traders. And for once, they weren’t nervous about the price of Bitcoin, or the roller coaster. Read more...

Homeland Security Sees No 'Nefarious Activity' Threatening Cybersecurity Ahead of Midterms

thedailybeast.com

It’s apparently all quiet on the election front. Bob Kolasky, a Department of Homeland Security official working on election cybersecurity issues, told The Daily Beast that DHS hasn’t seen. Read more...

Less than half of paying ransomware targets get their files back

theregister.co.uk

Shock revelation: criminals prove to be untrustworthy Paying off a ransomware demand is a great way to end up losing both your money and your files.….... Read more...

Sigh. Cisco security kit has Java deserialisation bug and a default password SNAFU

theregister.co.uk

Two critical vulnerabilities among 20 patches Cisco's security developers have served up a parcel of patches.….... Read more...

IBM's homomorphic encryption accelerated to run 75 times faster

theregister.co.uk

It lets you work on encrypted data without taking it to plaintext and back again IBM has rewritten its C++ homomorphic encryption library and claims it now goes up to 75 times faster.….... Read more...

New thruster tech converts air molecules into fuel for orbiting satellites

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by Rachel Kaser — 1 hour ago in Space Others have tried to improve the staying power of satellites before, but most are still limited by the amount of fuel they. Read more...

Operation Honeybee – A Cyber Attack Leveraging a SYSCON Backdoor Using MS Word Documents

gbhackers.com

A new cyber attack called “Operation Honeybee” deploying the SYSCON Backdoor Using MS Word to attack the humanitarian aid organizations. An SYSCON backdoor is a powerful malware that. Read more...

Blast from the past: stowaway Virut delivered with Chinese DDoS bot

blog.malwarebytes.com

A recent Chinese drive-by attack dropped Virut, an ancient virus that's been out of commission since 2013. So what was it doing in this modern attack? Categories: Malware Threat analysis Tags:. Read more...

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