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Over 4 percent of all Monero was mined by malware botnets

An estimated 4.32 percent of all the Monero cryptocurrency currently in circulation has been mined by botnets and cyber-criminal operations, according to a study published earlier this month by academics in Spain and the UK. The research was one of the biggest undertakings of its kind in recent years. Scientists ...

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Websites can steal browser data via extensions APIs

Malicious websites can exploit browser extension APIs to execute code inside the browser and steal sensitive information such as bookmarks, browsing history, and even user cookies. The latter, an attacker can use to hijack a user’s active login sessions and access sensitive accounts, such as email inboxes, social media profiles, ...

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Hacker behind ‘Football Leaks’ arrested in Hungary

Portuguese police announced yesterday the arrest of a Portuguese man in Hungary who they believe hacked, stole, and then leaked secret documents from European football (soccer) clubs during the past four years. Authorities didn’t disclose the man’s name, but local newspaper Record identified the suspect as Rui Pinto, a man ...

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Why is my keyboard connected to the cloud?

(Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Everything is becoming a thing connected to the internet, but some things really shouldn’t be. First cab off that rank should be input devices, because what sort of maniac thinks the advantages of a roaming cloud-based configuration outweighs the potential explosion in surface area to attack and ...

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