Phishing, malware, and cryptojacking continue to increase in sophistication Attackers are constantly trying new ways to get around established defenses. The data, collected throughout 2017 by Webroot, illustrates that attacks such as ransomware are becoming a worldwide threat and are seamlessly bypassing legacy security solutions because organizations are neglecting to patch, update, or replace their current products…. 7 Ways to Protect Against Cryptomining Attacks Cybercriminals are increasingly hijacking enterprise systems and websites for cryptocurrency mining. Crowdstrike and other security vendors have recently reported incidents where businesses have suffered serious application and operational disruptions after attackers took over their systems to……. […]

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Cryptocurrency hijacking goes ‘through the roof’ in Sweden There has been a surge in cybercriminals hijacking computers to mine cryptocurrency in Sweden, in a practice known has crypto-jacking which is taking over viruses in popularity.The number of cyber security threats in general is increasing each year, as well as the number of methods to access data……. Teenager Who #Hacked Ledger #Hardware #Wallet Says Devices Still #Vulnerable Category: Breaking News Cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger continues to refute claims its devices can be hacked after a teenager compromised them, Ars Technica reports today, March 21.After British 15-year-old Saleem Rashid created code […]

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In our 2nd article “Cryptocurrency – Is it Vaporware”, we discovered two major issues that raise questions about what do investors actually buy when they invest in ICO’s cryptocurrency.  In this article we will examine the facts. The process for launching an ICO (Initial Coin Offering) is relatively straight forward. The startup needs to have these key elements in place; leadership team, white paper, new coin distribution plan and some marketing funds. To date,this process has been repeated nearly 1,600 times. What is not clear particularly from the investors is what the investors actually receive when they buy new tokens […]

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Blockchain & cryptocurrency are synonymous topics today and yet they are two separate technologies when considering them for real business use. They both don’t have to be used in all business applications. If you are like most business leaders, its often difficult to understand which technology to use for your business and which to ignore. We started a Linkdedin discussion group to help you gain clarity and to help you with your decisions. We invite you join our open discussion forum (Blockchain & Cryptocurrency – Beyond the Hype )and share your questions and expertise. You won’t find everyone agreeing all […]

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  In my first article titled “Cryptocurrency – Is It a Fact or Fiction”, I analyzed the process that blockchain startups use to launch cryptocurrency ICO (Initial Coin Offering) whiuch is promised to be used  an alternative to today’s legal tenders. In my first article I identified conflicting objectives between cryptocurrency and blockchain. In this my second article, I wanted to understand what drives the significant fluctuations in isstroduced cryptocurrencies. To understand why all cryptocurrencies fluctuate so much, I needed to understand the business model for each new blockchain startup. To do that, I analyzed many whitepapers published by these […]

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