More security news Android adware tricks ad networks into thinking it's an iPhone to make more money Why is Russia so good at getting women into technology? Malicious sites abuse 11-year-old Firefox bug that Mozilla failed to fix Senator blasts FTC for failing to crack down on Google's ad fraud problems Bitcoin, Ripple. Ethereum. Monero. BTC, XRP, ETH, and XMR. The names, the jargon, the stream of white papers that proclaim the infinite possibilities of the blockchain, the startups, token sales -- also known as Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) -- all culminated in an explosion of interest in virtual currency at the end of 2017.Also: The risky business of Bitcoin: High-profile cryptocurrency catastrophes The excitement over virtual currency was a worldwide phenomenon, even leading to Venezuela coming up with the idea of the Petro, a token designed to help bring the country out of its economic crisis. At the time, Bitcoin, the most well-known cryptocurrency on the market, … [Read more...] about 2018’s most high-profile cryptocurrency catastrophes and cyberattacks
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The UK's intelligence agency GCHQ has unveiled the latest participants set to take part in its start-up accelerator - and this set has a strong focus on helping small businesses and consumers improve their online security.Now in its third wave, the Cyber Accelerator programme is run by GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre and provides the selected start-ups with the opportunity to work alongside some of the UK's top intelligence experts over the course of nine months. It also offers the companies access to business experts who provide advice on how to expand and scale-up their business. The six firms involved in the 2018-2019 intake also receive a £25,000 grant.The two previous GCHQ accelerator programmes had a strong focus on enterprise security, but this year, in line with the NCSC's goal of making the UK the safest place to live and work online, there's a group of start-ups offering security solutions to home and SME users. "We wanted the third year to have a new focus on the … [Read more...] about GCHQ’s latest startup picks aim at small business security
Earlier this week, The Daily Beast published a story with a counterintuitive finding. As best as researchers could tell, there was no evidence that Russia is trying to interfere in the US midterm elections: Russian social media trolls are, of course, still promulgating fake news and slapping frantically at America’s hot buttons—tweeting wildly in favor of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, according to researchers, and pushing a counter-protest against last summer’s white supremacist Unite the Right 2 rally. The GRU is still hacking into computers in the U.S. and everywhere else. But so far, Russia-watchers say the trolls haven’t delved into the nitty gritty of 35 Senate campaigns and 435 House races. Nor has the GRU engineered the type of damaging email dumps that tent-posted the 2016 election circus. There’s still plenty of disinformation to be found online, of course. And according to Facebook, much of it is homegrown: Today, we’re removing 559 … [Read more...] about Facebook removes misinformation, but only on a technicality
For those of us in the 21st century, it’s hard to imagine racing without the technology it’s endowed with today. All we have to do is kick our feet up on the couch on a Sunday morning, and we’re showered with information: lap times of every car, the gap from the leader down to a millisecond, pit deltas, and tire strategies. We’re pretty damn spoiled. Last month, I sat down with timing and scoring legend Judy Stropus to chat about her experiences in racing, hoping to get a little better grasp of the brainpower that timing and scoring required in the 1960s and 70s. Hell, I even read her book, The Stropus Guide to Auto Race Timing and Scoring in the hope that I might be able to pop out to the track with a stopwatch one day and try my hand at it. My friends. Fellow Jalops. I will admit to you here and now that it would take a superhero to time a car accurately in order to give, as Stropus calls it, “instant information” to a team of people counting … [Read more...] about Judy Stropus Talks Timing and Scoring in Racing’s Golden Age
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