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The Wild West of drive-by cryptocurrency mining

As more and more Coinhive clones continue popping up, chances of users’ CPU power being hijacked for cryptocurrency mining are rising. According to Malwarebytes’ latest figures, their AV solution blocked an average of 8 million cryptojacking attempts per day from late September to late October. And that’s just the attempts tied to Coinhive domains and […]

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IoT is Insecure, Get Over It! Say Researchers

Security experts Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, contemplate the larger universe of the Internet of things and security.   This post was originally published on https://threatpost.com/feed/. https://blacklakesecurity.com/iot-is-insecure-get-over-it-say-researchers/

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Hundreds of Millions in Digital Currency Remains Frozen

Between $150 million and $300 million in digital currency called ether remains inaccessible today after a user said he “accidentally” triggered a vulnerability that froze the funds in the popular Parity wallet.   This post was originally published on https://threatpost.com/feed/. https://blacklakesecurity.com/hundreds-of-millions-in-digital-currency-remains-frozen/

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Artful Netflix-themed phishing campaign can fool many

A recently spotted Netflix-themed phishing email campaign is so well crafted that it’s difficult for many less tech-savvy users to spot the scam. Extremely convincing phishing emails The emails, purportedly coming from the online streaming service, take the form of a suspension notification. Visually, they look very much like one expects such an email to […]

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Google Patches KRACK Vulnerability in Android

Google this week finally addressed the KRACK vulnerability in Android, three weeks after the WPA2 protocol flaw was publicly disclosed.   This post was originally published on https://threatpost.com/feed/. https://blacklakesecurity.com/google-patches-krack-vulnerability-in-android/

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