Bitcoin in freefall after Binance hack

Bitcoin prices plunged today on speculation that major crypto exchange Binance has been hacked.     The exchange has denied being attacked but several users reported that their altcoin holdings were liquidated unexpectedly and without consent. There is speculation that Binance’s trading bot was at the heart of the issue, while others believe hackers may have orchestrated an attack on the Bitcoin exchange… Binance has halted trading and withdrawals. Full Story: – HACKED     Exchange hacks have plagued Bitcoin since inception, remember the Mt. Gox hack?   This constant…

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Intel hid chip flaws for more than 6 months

In letters sent to lawmakers it was revealed that Intel did not inform U.S. cybersecurity officials of the so-called Meltdown and Spectre chip security flaws until they leaked to the public, six months after Alphabet notified the chipmaker of the problems.     Intel said it did not think the flaws needed to be shared with U.S. authorities as hackers had not exploited the vulnerabilities but current and former U.S. government officials have raised concerns that the government was not informed of the flaws before they became public because the…

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Can a Blockchain Messenger Disrupt Facebook and WhatsApp?

Messenger Apps have increased in popularity with billions of users in 2018.   The most popular apps according to Statistica are:   WhatsApp 1 300 000 000 Facebook Messenger 1 300 000 000 WeChat   980 000 000 QQ Mobile   843 000 000 Skype   300 000 000   As messaging become more popular customers are demanding not only a better user experience but are concerned about privacy, confidentiality, and security.   What would the advantages of a blockchain messenger be?   Anonymous communication   In the case of a  blockchain messenger,…

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Embedded Messenger, World’s First Encrypted Blockchain Messenger to launch in April

LIMERICK, IRELAND, 3 February 2018 — Embedded Downloads announced today the launch of what they believe could be the blockchain killer application of 2018, Embedded Messenger.     According to the company, Embedded Messenger will use blockchain technology giving users the ability to send messages from public key to public key,  creating a secure and private messaging environment.     The company highlighted the following features of the new application.     User Identification via Dynamic Key Creation:     Embedded Downloads pioneered the concept of Dynamic Key Creation, a process…

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Trump installs “Smart” Refrigerators for $24 Mil on Air Force One

Donald Trump used to be a fierce critic f the cost of the new Air Force One program in the past, stating “costs are out of control” and “cancel order!” in a December 2016 tweet.   When he was running for president, Trump said that he would swap Air Force One with his private jet and has been fiercely critical of the cost of the new Air Force One program in the past, stating “costs are out of control” and “cancel order!” in a December 2016 tweet.   But since…

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AI LIVE Announces World-Leading AI and Blockchain Experts on Speaker Panel

Hear from Aric Dromi, Tom Ollerton and Gennady Volchek at the world’s first virtual event designed to help executives build the intelligent enterprise and thrive in the AI era.   LONDON, November 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Aric Dromi, Tom Ollerton and Gennady Volchek will headline the Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Automation Network’s (AIIA.net) inaugural virtual event.   AI LIVE: The Future of Enterprise is the world’s first virtual event designed to help businesses in every sector thrive and prosper in the new age of artificial intelligence and intelligent automation by addressing critical questions, such as: What makes us humans in a…

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Forcepoint Uncovers Range of Security Threats for 2018: Predicts the Start of “The Privacy Wars”

Risks posed by data aggregators, cryptocurrency systems and ransomware can be overcome via a focus on behavior-centric security.   AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Global cybersecurity leader Forcepoint today launched its 2018 Security Predictions Report, with security experts providing guidance on the threats facing organizations in the months to come.   Adding to the constantly shifting environment which security professionals face is a perfect storm of drivers influencing debate around privacy. This mega-trend will cause tectonic shifts in the privacy landscape and influence the ways in which organizations collect and manage data.   Forcepoint believes…

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