Archive for the ‘Hacker News’ Category

Ethereum Classic (ETC) Hit by Double-Spend Attack Worth $1.1 Million

January 8th, 2019
Popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has suspended all transactions of Ethereum Classic (ETC)—the original unforked version of the Ethereum network—on their trading platforms, other products and services after detecting a potential attack on the cryptocurrency network that let someone spend the same digital coins twice. Why is this attack concerning? The heist resulted in the loss of $1.1

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Google rewarded the Guy who Accidentally bought Google.com, But he Donated it to Charity

October 10th, 2015

Sanmay Ved – the man who actually managed to buy Google.com got a huge reward from Google, but he donated all money to charity.

Last week, an ex-Google employee and now-Amazon employee managed to buy the world’s most-visited domain Google.com via Google’s own Domains service for only $12.

However, Ved owned Google.com for one whole minute before the Mountain View company realized it was

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THN Weekly Roundup — 11 Most Important Hacking News Stories

October 5th, 2015

We are back with our last week’s top cyber security threats and challenges, just in case you missed any of them (ICYMI).

THN Weekly Round Up is The Hacker News efforts to help you provide all important stories of last week in one shot.

We recommend you read the full story (just click ‘Read More’ because there’s some valuable advice in there as well).

Here’s the list:

1. Quantum

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All Smartwatches are vulnerable to Hackers

July 25th, 2015

Do you own a Smartwatch? If yes, then how safe it is? There are almost 100 percent chances that you own a vulnerable Smartwatch.

Computer manufacturer Hewlett-Packard is warning users of smartwatches including Apple Watch and Samsung Gear that their wearable devices are vulnerable to cyber attacks.

In a study, HP’s Fortify tested today’s top 10 smartwatches for security features, such

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