South Korean Authorities Points its Searchlight on the Bank Accounts of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

January 11, 2018 Ogwu Osaemezu Emmanuel There has been a lot of ‘scary’ news from South Korea concerning bitcoin and cryptocurrency regulation in recent weeks. Just yesterday, the South Korean Financial Intelligence Unit and Financial supervisory service said they would jointly inspect the bank accounts of cryptocurrency exchanges in the country. One Week, One Trouble…

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North Korean hackers mining Monero to overcome UN sanctions

January 11, 2018 16:00 Akshay Makadiya Chris Doman, a cybersecurity researcher at AlienVault, U.S.-based security firm, has discovered a malware that mines cryptocurrencies using foreign computers while the earnings deposit to a North Korean university’s wallet in Pyongyang. Malware links to North Korea As North Korea faces tougher United Nation sanctions, it is looking for…

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AMD, Arm also affected by data-leak design blunders, Chipzilla hit hardest By Chris Williams, US editor 4 Jan 2018 at 07:29 Summary The severe design flaw in Intel microprocessors that allows sensitive data, such as passwords and crypto-keys, to be stolen from memory is real – and its details have been revealed. On Tuesday, we warned that a blueprint…

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Kernel-memory-leaking Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Speed hits loom, other OSes need fixes By John Leyden and Chris Williams 2 Jan 2018 at 19:29 Final update A fundamental design flaw in Intel’s processor chips has forced a significant redesign of the Linux and Windows kernels to defang the chip-level security bug. Programmers are scrambling to overhaul the open-source Linux kernel’s virtual memory system. Meanwhile, Microsoft…

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Russia and Venezuela’s Plan to Sidestep Sanctions: Virtual Currencies

By NATHANIEL POPPER, OLEG MATSNEV and ANA VANESSA HERRERO JAN. 3, 2018 People waiting outside a bank in Caracas, Venezuela, last month to exchange the Venezuelan bolívar for a new local currency. Venezuelan officials have plans to go a step further with a virtual currency in order to circumvent American sanctions. Credit Federico Parra/Agence France-Presse…

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