Chinese Government Institute Launches Blockchain for Authentication

A Chinese government-led research body has rolled out a blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) platform for identity and supply-chain tracking. Dubbed the Blockchain Registry Open Platform (BROP), the system, developed by China Banknote Blockchain Technology Research Institute, was...

Bitfury Enters Bitcoin Crime-Fighting Business with Crystal Launch

Bitfury isn't waiting for law enforcement to clean up the bitcoin space. After years of working with government agencies leery of bitcoin's seedy past, the blockchain services firm best known for its bitcoin transaction...

Hackers Exploit Recently Disclosed Microsoft Office Bug to Backdoor PCs

A recently disclosed severe 17-year-old vulnerability in Microsoft Office that lets hackers install malware on targeted computers without user interaction is now being exploited in the wild to distribute a backdoor malware. First spotted by...

Bus Booking Script 1.0 SQL Injection ≈ Packet Storm

<!--# # # # # # Exploit Title: Bus Booking Script 1.0 - SQL Injection# Dork: N/A# Date: 13.12.2017# Vendor Homepage: http://www.phpautoclassifiedscript.com/# Software Link: http://www.phpautoclassifiedscript.com/bus-booking-script.html# Version: 1.0# Category: Webapps# Tested on: WiN7_x64/KaLiLinuX_x64# CVE:...

Crypto Rich and Paranoid: Threats Prompt Radical Security in Bitcoin Land

"Grumpynitis," as he's known on Reddit, figured he had taken every precaution he needed to protect his crypto assets. After all, he worked as a security consultant to banks, governments and multinationals. He...

Twitter Pledges Action on Crypto Scams After Account Shadow Bans

Social media giant Twitter appears to be cracking down on cryptocurrency scam accounts - but several members of the crypto Twitter community have been caught in the fray. Responding to a tweet by Cornell...

North Carolina Orders Crypto Mining Firm to Halt Share Sale

North Carolina's government has sent a cease-and-desist order to a cryptocurrency company they say is selling unregistered securities in the U.S. state. The North Carolina Secretary of State Securities Division issued a temporary cease-and-desist order...

Bad Checks? Crypto Twitter’s Identity Crisis Is Hurting More Than Bitcoin

Trust, but verify. Borrowed from a Russian writer, it's one of crypto's most widely embraced slogans, though one that's becoming even more relevant on social media, where battling factions bent on promoting the next great...