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Latest Hack Sparks Concern Whatsapp Will Never Be Secure

Facebook’s popular messaging app with 1.5 billion users in over 180 countries has another major vulnerability. Hackers were able to covertly install spyware on iOS and Android smartphones using Whatsapp with just a phone call. “All of their security issues are conveniently suitable for surveillance,…

Intel chip vulnerability could give hackers access to sensitive information

Intel has disclosed a fault in its software chips that, if exploited, could allow hackers to access sensitive information directly from processors, TechCrunch writes. According to Intel, nearly every chip dating back to 2011 has the design flaw, apart from AMD and ARM processors. The vulnerability…

Intel chip vulnerability can give hackers access to sensitive information

Intel has disclosed a fault in its software chips that, if exploited, could allow hackers to access sensitive information directly from processors, TechCrunch writes. According to Intel, nearly every chip dating back to 2011 has the design flaw, apart from AMD and ARM processors. The vulnerability…

Security consultant finds more than 100 Jenkins plugins have security flaws

An NCC Group security consultant has discovered more than 100 Jenkins plugins have security flaws, zdnet writes. Viktor Gazdag discovered the vulnerabilities over the span of 18 months, and although he contacted the developers behind the plugins, many of them have not been fixed. According…

Ledger Reveals Physical Exploits Against Trezor Hardware Wallets

The battle of the hardware wallets is heating up. At this weekend’s MIT Bitcoin Expo in Boston, Charles Guillmet, Chief Security Officer of Ledger, presented a number of physical attacks that could be executed against Trezor hardware wallets. He also outlined an attack on their…

Parity CEO: The New ETH Function Could Have Prevented Vulnerability

Jutta Steiner CEO of Parity claimed that the new Create2 Ethereum (ETH) controversial function would have probably prevented the Parity multisig freeze. Steiner explained the issue on an interview that was published today and we are looking into it some more in our Ethereum news.…

A vulnerability in Bitmain firmware could deprive miners of their bitcoin

Bitcoin Core contributor James Hilliard has found a vulnerability in Bitmain’s Bitcoin Miner S15 firmware which could potentially let an attacker do anything they wanted to an exploited miner, Bitcoin Magazine reports. The post A vulnerability in Bitmain firmware could deprive miners of their bitcoin appeared…

Zcash Bug Demonstrates the Difficulty of Auditing Complex Cryptocurrencies

A recent counterfeiting bug in Zcash demonstrates that the added functionality of so-called second generation blockchains comes at a price. The vulnerability, which existed for years before being patched in October, could have been exploited to generate additional coins. As every major cryptocurrency since Bitcoin…

Why Edward Snowden Likes Zcash Despite the Controversial Founders’ Reward

Unlike many fans of cryptocurrency, Edward Snowden has no problem with the Zcash founders’ reward. The former CIA employee-turned whistle-blower Tweeted his support for the anonymity-focused digital asset earlier today. For Snowden, the founders’ reward incentivises and funds the team behind the privacy coin to…

Zcash Company discloses fixes to counterfeit vulnerability on the Zcash network

Today, the Zcash Company, the main developers of the Zcash protocol, announced that they have fixed a vulnerability that would have enabled attackers to create counterfeit ZEC on the network. A Zcash Company employee first discovered this vulnerability in March 2018. The vulnerability was the result…