How cryptocurrency mining works: Bitcoin vs. Monero

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:00:08 +0000

Why threat actors prefer mining for Monero rather than for the very hot Bitcoin cryptocurrency? Let us point out some possible reasons.

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How we can stop the New Mafia’s digital footprint from spreading in 2018

Credit to Author: Marcin Kleczynski| Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:00:28 +0000

Cybercriminals are the New Mafia of today’s world. This new generation of hackers are like traditional Mafia organizations, not just in their professional coordination, but their ability to intimidate and paralyze victims.

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How to harden AdwCleaner’s web backend using PHP

Credit to Author: Jérôme Boursier| Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:00:28 +0000

More and more applications are moving from desktop to the web, where they are particularly exposed to security risks. They are often tied to a database backend, and thus need to be properly secured, even though most of the time they are designed to restrict access to authenticated users only. PHP is used to develop…

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Blockchain technology: not just for cryptocurrency

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2017 18:20:53 +0000

We’ve talked about how cryptocurrency uses blockchain technology. Now we take a closer look at its other applications, and why blockchain is on the brink of changing the world.

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A week in security (November 27 – December 03)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2017 18:30:33 +0000

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from Monday, November 27 to Sunday, December 3, including smart toys, another security breach, ransomware, and things to ponder when shopping for gifts this Christmas season.

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An IRISSCON 2017 roundup

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:00:25 +0000

Last week, researcher Chris Boyd gave a talk at Ireland’s longest running security event: IRISSCON. This post contains links to many of the top-rated talks from the event, along with links to additional content.

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An IRISSCON 2018 roundup

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:00:25 +0000

Last week, researcher Chris Boyd gave a talk at Ireland’s longest running security event: IRISSCON. This post contains links to many of the top-rated talks from the event, along with links to additional content.

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A week in security (November 20 – November 26)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2017 19:25:39 +0000

Learn what happened in the world of security during the week of November 20 to November 26.

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Week in security (November 20 – November 26)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2017 19:25:39 +0000

Learn what happened in the world of security during the week of November 20 to November 26.

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A week in security (November 13 – November 19)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:45:51 +0000

Learn what happened in the world of security during the week of November 13 – November 19.

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A week in security (November 6 – November 12)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:47:53 +0000

Learn what happened in the world of security during the week of November 6 through 12. Bitcoin multiplier scams, exploit kits, cryptocurrency mining, and a bogus WhatsApp app.

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