Tag: monero

  • monero
    Altcoins

    Monero Hard Fork to Ensure Decentralization Welcomed by Community

    Monero has undergone a hard fork over the last few days in reaction to purpose-built mining units that developers say would undermine their decentralization. Reddit pundits back the move as the right play for privacy and overall health of the network. Monero Hard Fork was Move Against Mining...

    John McMahon | April 9, 2018 | 5:30 pm
  • hiddenminer android
    Industry

    HiddenMiner: Mines Monero on Android Devices While Protecting Itself From Discovery and Removal

    Security firm Trend Micro has discovered a new strain of Android malware, calling it “HiddenMiner” because of the advanced techniques it employs to protect itself from discovery and removal. Like most cryptocurrency-mining software, HiddenMiner uses a device’s computing power to mine Monero. But according to Trend Micro, because there is no...

    Thomas Delahunty | March 30, 2018 | 1:00 am
  • Altcoins

    Litecoin Dark Web Adoption Rises as Monero Privacy Flaw is Exposed

    The dark web has been pretty beneficial to different cryptocurrencies. It is how Bitcoin suddenly began gaining traction years ago. In the past twelve months, a few competing currencies have also begun gaining traction on the dark web. It seems this competition is heating up as we speak....

    JP Buntinx | March 28, 2018 | 8:30 am
  • nvidia
    Industry

    GPU Manufacturers AMD and Nvidia Face Increased Competition From Bitmain

    According to trading and technology firm Susquehanna Financial, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and competitor Nvidia will suffer this year as specialized cryptocurrency mining chips hit the market from Bitmain. Susquehanna’s Christopher Rolland, who recently returned from a tour of Asia talking with various individuals in the chip industry, is behind these...

    Thomas Delahunty | March 26, 2018 | 7:29 pm
  • ghostminer
    Industry

    GhostMiner: Crypto-Jacking Software Removes Other Miners so It Can Mine Monero

    Security researchers at Minerva Labs have uncovered a new strain of cryptocurrency mining malware, dubbed GhostMiner, which uses “fileless” malware delivery techniques to land on systems. What makes it particularly remarkable is that if other crypto-jacking malware is already in the system, it will fight to remove it so it...

    Thomas Delahunty | March 23, 2018 | 8:39 pm
  • Altcoins

    Monero Is the Favorite Cryptocurrency of Cyber Criminals, Study Finds

    A study found that cybercriminals launder $80-$200 billion a year and are moving away from Bitcoin as Monero offers greater anonymity. Cybercriminals Launder Up To $200 Billion Each Year, Says Report Virtualization technology-focused security firm security firm Bromium announced the findings of an independent study into the macroeconomics...

    Ricardo Esteves | March 17, 2018 | 7:44 pm
  • Altcoins

    Internet Providers Caught Deploying Crypto Mining Malware

    If it wasn’t bad enough with hackers and dodgy websites trying to hijack your computer hardware to mine some crypto coins, ISPs have been discovered doing it also. Governments, or agencies closely linked to them, have been caught commandeering local internet connections in order to inject mining malware....

    Martin Young | March 10, 2018 | 8:00 am
  • Altcoins

    Miners, Botnets, and Monero Create Perfect Storm for Cryptomining

    Several things have come together in a perfect storm to create the most recent crypto-crime trend: the ability to surreptitiously install illicit Monero miners on unsuspecting computers around the world. Windows servers, laptops, Android devices, and IoT connected devices are all at risk. The worst part? Targets often are unaware that...

    Thomas Delahunty | March 5, 2018 | 5:06 pm

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