Day: May 25, 2018

You can successfully hack a $2B cryptocurrency network with only $1.5M

May 25, 2018

Blockchains may be secure by design, but researchers continue to show that the same is not true for the thousands of motley cryptocurrencies based on the technology. Husam Abboud, a cryptocurrency researcher at FECAP University in Brazil, has demonstrated that it would take as little as $1.5 million to execute a network attack on Ethereum Classic (ETC) […]

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Apple rejects Steam Link app on iOS

May 25, 2018

Citing “business conflicts,” Apple has rejected Valve’s Steam Link app from the App Store. What is it: Steam Link is an app that lets gamers stream PC games to their phones. It’s currently available (in beta) on Android. We originally reported that an iOS app was in the works – and it was – but now that’s not happening. According to reports, […]

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FBI Declaws Russian Fancy Bear Botnet

May 25, 2018

The FBI has disrupted a network of half a million routers compromised by the group of Russian hackers believed to have penetrated the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign during the 2016 elections, according to reports. The hacker group, known as “Fancy Bear,” has been using a malware program called “VPN Filter” to […]

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Egretia mashes up HTML5 and blockchain

May 25, 2018

Beijing-based company Egret Technology is planning to combine two of the most important modern technologies, HTML5 and blockchain, in a project called Egretia. The idea behind Egretia is solving some technical issues in the HTML5 game industry—such as multiplayer matchmaking, digital item marketplaces, data storage, advertising and crowdfunding—using blockchain. Egret is already well-known in the HTML5 […]

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