NFTs explained: daylight robbery on the blockchain

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 16:34:32 +0000

NFTs are a certificate of ownership protected by blockchain technology. So how come they did they get stolen?

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A week in security (December 21- December 27)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2020 17:04:21 +0000

A roundup of cybersecurity news from December 21 – 27, including SolarWinds, international cybersecurity, Emotet, and free online games.

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15-Year-old Finds Flaw in Ledger Crypto Wallet

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:19:11 +0000

A 15-year-old security researcher has discovered a serious flaw in cryptocurrency hardware wallets made by Ledger, a French company whose popular products are designed to physically safeguard public and private keys used to receive or spend the user’s cryptocurrencies. Hardware wallets like those sold by Ledger are designed to protect the user’s private keys from malicious software that might try to harvest those credentials from the user’s computer.  The devices enable transactions via a connection to a USB port on the user’s computer, but they don’t reveal the private key to the PC. Yet Saleem Rashid, a 15-year-old security researcher from the United Kingdom, discovered a way to acquire the private keys from the Ledger devices. Rashid’s method requires an attacker to have physical access to the device, and normally such attacks would fall under the #1 rule of security — namely, if an attacker has physical access to your device it is not your device anymore.

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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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