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Crypto Spring? Bitcoin on Track to Snap Six-Month Losing Streak Following Spectacular Week

The long awaited ‘crypto spring’ may have arrived early for bitcoin (BTC) and its altcoin peers. After weeks of steady accumulation on virtual currency exchanges, a high-volume surge drove bitcoin to its best levels in almost two months. The leading digital currency is now teetering on the brink of bullish reversal. Many of the leading […]

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Week in review: RunC, Snapd flaws, Zero Trust browsing, 5 years of NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news and articles: Machine learning fundamentals: What cybersecurity professionals need to know In this Help Net Security podcast, Chris Morales, Head of Security Analytics at Vectra, talks about machine learning fundamentals, and illustrates what cybersecurity professionals should know. Bank of Valletta suspended all operations in wake of cyber attack Maltese Bank of Valletta (BOV) has been breached by hackers and has temporarily suspended all of … More

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Jamie Dimon Gets Crypto Fever as JPMorgan Develops Stablecoin; Bitcoin Fundamental Improve

JPMorgan Chase & Co, America’s largest bank by a significant margin, shocked the crypto landscape this week by unveiling a new stablecoin project designed to enhance its $6 trillion payment market. For CEO Jamie Dimon, the launch of ‘JPM Coin’ is a significant departure from the anti-crypto tirades of 2017-18. While JPM Coin may not […]

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Week in review: Vaporworms, 8 months of GDPR, penetration testing effectiveness

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news and articles: Why vaporworms might be the scourge of 2019 Not too long ago, the WatchGuard Threat Lab predicted the emergence of vaporworms as a major new cyber threat that will affect organizations of all sizes in 2019. We coined the term to describe a new breed of fileless malware with self-propagating, wormlike properties. At the time of the initial prediction, our team was … More

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Weekly Recap: Crypto Markets Get a Shake-Up as Litecoin Ascends; Bitcoin ETF Has Another Backer at the SEC

Cryptocurrencies were on the path to recovery Friday, as Litecoin’s sudden ascendancy propelled markets higher. This had a domino effect on the top 10 coins, whose rankings shifted following Litecoin’s explosive move north. The market’s performance on Friday helped offset a lackluster start to the week that saw coin values plunge to new yearly lows. […]

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GBP/USD Price Prediction: Cable Subject to Further Downside Pressure with Focus on the Bank of England

GBP/USD saw its first weekly close in the red after six consecutive weeks of gains. Focus on the Bank of England, as the general expectations are for it to push back rate hike expectations. GBP/USD prior to last week has been rallying to the upside at quite some momentum. The price was enjoying six consecutive […]

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Week in review: FaceTime bug, Apple developer certs abused, new privacy attack against 5G

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news and articles: New Mac malware steals cookies, cryptocurrency and computing power A new piece of Mac malware is looking to steal both the targets’ computing power and their cryptocurrency stash. Safeguarding your data from human error and phishing attacks with the cloud Using public cloud platforms ensures that you can customize permission settings and access past versions of documents to resolve any man-made mistakes. … More

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Weekly Recap: Crypto Winter Continues as NEM Foundation Crumbles, Bitcoin Falls 7.6% in January

Crypto winter shows no signs of abating anytime soon. In the past week, bitcoin rounded out its sixth consecutive month in the red while the NEM Foundation suspended all projects and partnerships due to the sinking XEM price. The news wasn’t all bad, however. XRP received a major boost on Wednesday after Swift, the international […]

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EUR/USD Price Prediction: Big Week for the Eurozone and the U.S; Large Volatility Eyed   

Eurozone economy in a very fragile state, but USD weakness helps keep EUR higher. Mixed technical signals across the time frames, but weekly EUR/USD view could have staged a rebound. The EUR/USD bulls managed to force a strong weekly close despite the large rollercoaster of a ride that was seen. The foundations appear to have […]

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Week in review: Man in the Cloud attacks, Google GDPR fine, business resilience

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news and articles: Bug in widespread Wi-Fi chipset firmware can lead to zero-click code execution A vulnerability in the firmware of a Wi-Fi chipset that is widely used in laptops, streaming, gaming and a variety of “smart” devices can be exploited to compromise them without user interaction. Researchers analyze DDoS attacks as coordinated gang activities In a new report, NSFOCUS introduced the IP Chain-Gang concept, … More

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Weekly Recap: Tron, Litecoin Emerge from Crypto Purgatory; CBOE Puts Bitcoin ETF Debate to Rest for Now

Crypto Winter was in full effect this week, as digital currencies failed to break out of their mundane trading range. Along the way, investors learned of CBOE’s plans to shelf its application for a rule change with the Securities and Exchange Commission that would pave the way for the first U.S.-listed bitcoin exchange-traded fund. The […]

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Week in review: SD-WAN deployment, security DevOps, a new taxonomy for SCADA attacks

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news and articles: Compromised ad company serves Magecart skimming code to hundreds of websites The attackers managed to compromise Adverline, a French online advertising company with a European-focused clientele, and inject payment card skimming code into one of its JavaScript libraries for retargeting advertising. Strategies for expertly protecting industrial control systems Andrew Ginter is the Vice President of Industrial Security at Waterfall Security Solutions. We … More

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Weekly Recap: Crypto Volatility Declines as Bitcoin Shows Renewed Stability; U.S.-China Trade War Could Soon End

Cryptocurrencies remained under pressure this week, though newfound stability for bitcoin alleviated the risk of a new bearish breakdown. The leading digital currency has managed to hold above a critical long-term support line, which has had a stabilizing effect on the broader market. In traditional markets, signs of progress on U.S.-China trade talks pushed stock […]

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