N.Y. AG's scrutiny of cryptocurrencies unlikely to stymie a thriving industry

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:30:00 -0700

States and the federal government are increasing their scrutiny of cryptocurrencies in an attempt to bring more transparency to a market where buyers and sellers are anonymous and regulatory oversight is light.

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ether, LiteCoin, and Ripple skyrocketed in value last year as investors sought to get in on what many see as the future of global currency – one that for trade and commerce knows no borders. Bitcoin generated massive hype among investors as its value surged more than 1,900% to nearly $20,000 last year, before tumbling back down below $11,000.

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TippingPoint Threat Intelligence and Zero-Day Coverage – Week of April 16, 2018

Credit to Author: Elisa Lippincott (TippingPoint Global Product Marketing)| Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:45:13 +0000

It was a crazy week at this year’s RSA Conference in San Francisco. I always try to get a quick view of the floor to see companies old and new exhibit their wares. Unfortunately, work never sleeps when you attend a conference, and the shortage of seating at this year’s event left many, including myself,…

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You won’t believe why the Win7 Monthly Rollup, KB 4093118, keeps installing itself

Credit to Author: Woody Leonhard| Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:14:00 -0700

Yesterday, I talked about the weird bug that makes April’s Win7 Monthly Rollup, KB 4093118, re-install itself over and over, even when Windows Update says that it’s been installed successfully. Windows sleuth abbodi86 has discovered the source of the problem, and it should give you patching pause.

To understand how we got into this mess, you need to understand the bugs that Microsoft introduced in the March Win7 patches and their kludgey patches. Installing either the March Monthly Rollup (KB 4088875) or the March Security-only patch (KB 4088878) may knock your machine off the network. As Microsoft says:

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