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More than 170,000 devices in Brazil were targeted in a cryptojacking attack last month. According to a blog post published by security firm Trustwave, a wide-scale cyberattack was launched on MicroTik routers late last month. The effort led to the installation of the Coinhive mining software in a “mass” infection of more than 17,000 devices. Trustwave security researcher …

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If any coin is going to fly under the radar, it makes sense for a privacy coin to do so. Spectre (not be confused with a separate project called SPECTRE), created two crypto tokens – the aptly named spectre token and the xspec token – in 2016, but hasn’t received much notice from the crypto community …

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What if ethereum looked more like monero? Fusing the privacy features of the latter into ethereum would make many of the platform’s stakeholders, including developers who have been working on privacy-enhancing features for some time, excited. But privacy techniques are rarely utilized because of the serious trade-offs presented – such as larger storage requirements and …

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Brick ’em? Maybe not anymore. What was once a phrase that echoed across message boards, one that defined an aggressive shift in sentiment against the companies that today make hardware required to run cryptocurrency software, is falling out a fashion as the so-called ‘War on Miners‘ enters a less decisive period. Indeed, in the wake …

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Hackers have injected hundreds of websites running the Drupal content management system with malicious software used to mine the cryptocurrency monero. This latest incident was uncovered by Troy Mursch, the security researcher behind the website Bad Packets Report. He wrote Saturday that more than 300 sites had been compromised by hackers who installed the browser …

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Blockchain startup Circle is adding the privacy-focused cryptocurrency monero to its Invest application, the company announced Monday. Just one week after the payment platform announced it was adding zcash to its trading app, the company added monero, according to a blog post. As with the other tokens available on the app, users will be able …

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“The future has cum.” Clad in balaclavas and carrying sacks of plastic coins redeemable for real cryptocurrency, porn stars stormed Wall Street last week with cries of “free money.” No late-night TV parody, the scene was rather meant to mark one of the most surprising announcements in crypto so far in 2018, the news that …

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The privacy-focused cryptocurrencies are reporting solid gains today, soon after Pornhub announced it will now accept payments in verge’s XVG token. Monero (XMR), the world’s 11th largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, clocked a four-week high of $232 earlier today and is changing hands at $227 – up 14 percent in the last 24 hours, according …

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Can public cryptocurrencies stay public? That’s the simple question that lies at the heart of a complex debate happening across major cryptocurrencies, where developers from projects as diverse as ethereum, monero and zcash are up in arms over what to do about the arrival of a new form of hardware that could upend the delicate balance …

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Cryptojacking – the act of hijacking a user’s computer to mine cryptocurrencies – is likely to “become a regular source of income for website owners,” the British government’s communications division warned Tuesday. The U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre, the technology wing of the Government Communications Headquarters, highlighted cryptojacking as a “significant” concern in its latest …

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A hard fork of privacy-centric cryptocurrency monero executed this morning, but the success of the roll-out is still unclear. At block number 1546000 (08.20 UTC on Friday), the software upgrade of the cryptocurrency went live, according to data from blox.minexmr.com. Due to the controversial nature of the upgrade, the monero community have gathered on social …

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Nothing spreads faster than FUD. Case in point, a new research paper has sparked panic across the monero community in that it alleges the privacy-oriented cryptocurrency is not so private. Yet, while the findings are genuine, the media aftermath ignores that much of the research in question was originally published in 2017, and the vulnerability …

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Developers are preparing to go to lengths to keep one of the world’s largest cryptocurrencies free from the encroaching interests of big business. While a high-speed hardware known as an ASIC has been used to secure bitcoin transactions for years, mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain recently announced a new model, the Antminer X3, that has been …

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Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck will stop handling anonymity-centered cryptocurrencies Monero, Dash, and ZCash in the aftermath of the major January hack when $534 mln worth of NEM was stolen from the exchange, Cointelegraph Japan reported today, March 17. The three anonymous currencies will reportedly be bought by Coincheck from customers at a fixed price. The …

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Bitmain’s just-released ASIC-powered Antminer X3, designed to mine the CryptoNight hashing algorithm used by Monero (XMR), may not be effective by its first release in May 2018, according to an article by The Next Web published yesterday, March 16. The new Antminer, announced on Bitmain’s Twitter on March 15, comes at two price points: $11,999 …

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Cryptojacking, the practice of using a computer’s processing power to mine for cryptocurrencies without the owner’s permission or knowledge, has recently gained more traction in the crypto sphere as browser-based crypto mining has once again become possible and profitable. As Bitcoin (BTC) became more and more popular worldwide since its inception in 2009, it became …

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Giving away free crypto might not be as easy as it sounds. By gifting new assets to existing cryptocurrency users, so-called “airdrops” are proving explosive, enabling the sudden creation of massive amounts of value almost overnight. But as the method is perhaps being hastily adapted, unexpected hazards are beginning to emerge. Planning to launch on …

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The privacy-focused cryptocurrency monero (XMR) has been dumping the last few days on the news developers have postponed a highly anticipated hard fork by six weeks. As of writing, the world’s 11th largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization is trading at $258 – down 10 percent in the last 24 hours, according to data source CoinMarketCap. …

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Unidentified entities at a telecom company connected to the Egyptian government are using malware to trick Middle Eastern Web users into unwittingly mining monero, according to a new report. Internet users in Turkey and Syria who downloaded Windows applications such as Avast Antivirus, CCleaner, Opera, or 7-Zip were unknowingly redirected to malicious versions with malware, …

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