This week we According to reports, Signal has advanced its Controversial cryptocurrency integration. All users of encrypted messaging applications Can now access MobileCoin, A privacy-focused cryptocurrency, the U.S. exchange has not yet provided it.The purpose is to make currency transactions the same Signal monitoring and protection for message deliveryBut skeptics worry that the introduction of financial elements will bring unnecessary complexity and regulatory scrutiny to Signal, an application that millions of people begin to rely on.
In hacker news, criminal activities have attacked thousands of victims in more than one hundred countries/regions, which in itself is not necessarily that unusual. However, Microsoft fixed the vulnerability that the attackers were exploiting, Nearly ten years agoProblem: The patch is optional, and even if they want it, most users don’t know where to get it. If anything, it’s surprising that it took so long for someone to take advantage of it.
This is the new year, which means that now is a good time to review how to stay safe online.We studied how Send a message that disappears automatically On various chat applications.We have introduced you to several methods Completely remove yourself from the internet, It should be needed for the occasion.
As part of this year Virtual wired headquarters at CES, We have a Extensive dialogue with former Congressman Wilhead About the future of network security, cryptocurrency, meta universe, etc.
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Norton, what are you doing! As the author and digital rights activist Cory Doctorow pointed out earlier this week, the antivirus giant sneaked a crypto miner into its consumer software a few months ago. The point is that you can choose to let Norton mine cryptocurrency on your computer when you are not using it; the software will even set up a secure wallet for you and only need to withdraw 15% of the proceeds. To be clear, you should never do this. Encrypted mining not only consumes the environment, but also brings complexity and potential security issues to users who may not know what they are doing.Some Norton customers Also reported the problem Turn off this feature after they choose to join.
Over the years, the publishing world has been disturbed by a complex spear phishing frenzy, resulting in the theft of hundreds of unpublished book manuscripts. This week, the FBI arrested the case and charged the 29-year-old Filippo Bernardini with wire fraud and serious identity theft. Bernardini himself served as the rights coordinator for the publishing giant Simon & Schuster UK. This role gave him an inside story, which allegedly helped him produce more persuasive phishing emails.
In 2021 alone, nearly 1,000 schools will be attacked by ransomware. However, after ransomware operators attacked the third-party website provider FinalSite, 5,000 school websites will be paralyzed in 2022. The company preemptively took many of these sites offline to prevent the spread of malware, and being unable to access online portals for a few days is not as bad as having to cough up ransomware money directly. Nonetheless, this is once again a reminder of how much damage ransomware groups can cause when they attack widely used software-as-a-service companies rather than individual targets.
A wave of NFT thefts has highlighted the tension in the decentralized market. In some cases, platforms like OpenSea can help victims, but only through mechanisms that show how centralized things really are. In other words, the promise of web3 has not been realized as advertised, Signal founder Moxie Marlinspike Express it more clearly than anyone here. To make a long story short: knowing the new network is just like the old one.
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