• Newspapers
    Asia & Australia,  Bitcoin,  Media,  Politics,  United States

    Must-reads for September 23, 2018: Big Bitcoin bugs, big oil, big hacks, and other big wastes of time

    Here are the crypto stories you should be watching this weekend

    A Major Bug In Bitcoin Software Could Have Crashed the Currency (Motherboard) “On Tuesday, the developers of Bitcoin Core—the software that effectively powers the Bitcoin blockchain—released a new version that patched a vulnerability that allowed a malicious user to crash the network, making everyone’s digital coins effectively useless. The bug has been variously described as ‘very scary,’ ‘major,’ and one of the ‘top three or four’ most serious bugs ever discovered in Bitcoin,” writes Motherboard’s Jordan Pearson. But it’s okay. Everything’s fine now. No need to ever worry about anything ever again. Now where’s our Xanax?   These Oil Traders Are Trying to Overhaul the Industry With a Blockchain Venture…

  • Hacker phishing
    Cryptocurrencies

    Here’s what it’s like to have cyber thieves hack you for your crypto accounts

    Even the editor in chief of Modern Consensus can get attacked

    I wasn’t going to write this piece. However, I saw this tweet on Tuesday: Hearing more and more about individuals involved in cryptocurrency having indications of cyberattacks directed at them multiples times/year. Numbers ported out, spoofed SMS, targeted phishing emails, coordinated/timed events. — Jackie 🤦🏽‍♀️ (@find_evil) July 10, 2018 I just became one of those people. Here’s how I was cyberattacked. This past Thursday night. I started getting a series of emails. First it was from Google. A Gmail account I use for a site that I run had a login. At 10:13 p.m., “Your Google Account was just signed in to from a new Motorola Moto E (4) device.…