Researchers Find Flaws in Security Protocols Developed by Major Crypto Exchanges

Private key protocols for some crypto exchanges have been implemented with bugs that could have been exploited by a well-placed malicious party, researchers say.

Business  ·  10 August 2020

Gemini Boosts User Security With Hardware Security Key Support for Android and iOS

The Winklevoss brothers' Gemini exchange says hardware security keys can protect users against hacks and SIM swaps.

Business  ·  14 July 2020

Israeli Firm Develops Tech Allowing Crypto Users to Retrieve Funds Sent in Error

Israeli blockchain startup Kirobo says it solved the problem of funds being lost through errors in irreversible crypto transactions.

Tech  ·  30 June 2020

Many Bitcoin Developers Are Choosing to Use Pseudonyms – For Good Reason

Whether out of concern for personal security or a desire to preserve privacy, many Bitcoin developers are known to the world only by their pseudonyms.

People  ·  29 June 2020

US Homeland Security’s Tech Scouts Reissue Call for Blockchain Startups

The Silicon Valley Innovation Program challenged blockchain startups to build Social Security number alternatives, an essential worker license and supply chain solutions for DHS.

News  ·  24 June 2020

Encrypted Messaging Site Privnote Cloned to Steal Bitcoin

The free web service, which lets users send encrypted messages that self-destruct once read, has been copied with the reported aim of redirecting users' bitcoin to criminals.

News  ·  15 June 2020

Maker of Coldcard Bitcoin Wallet Rolls Out an Extra-Strength ‘USB Condom’

CoinKite, maker of the Coldcard hardware wallet, has introduced two accessories that underscore the near-paranoia required to safely hold bitcoin.

Tech  ·  1 June 2020

‘Decentralized ID at All Costs’: Adviser Quits ID2020 Over Blockchain Fixation

ID2020 was moving too fast to adopt unproven technology, including distributed ledgers, for immunity passes, said prominent researcher Elizabeth Renieris.

Tech  ·  27 May 2020

Zoom Seeks to Deflect Privacy, Security Concerns With Keybase Buy

Zoom, the popular-by-necessity video conferencing service, has acquired Keybase in a bid to bring end-to-end encryption to its paying customers.

Tech  ·  7 May 2020

As Pandemic Decimates Startups, Privacy Industry Holds Strong

As remote work becomes the norm, privacy-focused startups see COVID-19 as an opportunity to expand.

Business  ·  5 May 2020

Blockfolio Quietly Patches Years-Old Security Hole That Exposed Source Code

The security vulnerability, which appeared in older versions of its application, could have allowed a bad actor to steal closed source code and possibly inject their own code into Blockfolio’s Github repository and, from there, into the app itself.

Tech  ·  1 May 2020

Bitcoin Vaults: Developer Bryan Bishop Releases Prototype for Secure On-Chain Storage

The basic idea involves storing bitcoin on-chain in a particularly secure manner that allows for recovery from security mistakes.

Tech  ·  13 April 2020

Zoom Has Privacy Issues, Here Are Some Alternatives

Worried about getting Zoombombed? Here are some privacy-facing services to check out while you're WFH.

Tech  ·  6 April 2020

Bitcoin News Roundup for April 1, 2020

A new mesh network runs on crypto and the Bitcoin markets might not hit $20K. It's CoinDesk's Markets Daily Podcast.

Markets  ·  1 April 2020

Thousands of Microsoft Servers Infected by Crypto-Mining Botnet Since 2018, Says Report

The attackers have apparently been targeting Microsoft SQL database servers to mine cryptocurrency for two years.

News  ·  1 April 2020