Bulletproofs Integration Kicks off New Era of Privacy, Speed

Monero (XMR) forked successfully earlier today, and the network has seen no major hiccups so far. This release is unlike the usual ones that try to keep up with deterring ASIC miners. The release, called “Monero 0.13.0 “Beryllium Bullet,” includes a significant overhaul of the network’s protocol through the introduction of bulletproofs. Bulletproofs Explained The …

Monero Bug Would Have Let Attackers ‘Burn’ Crypto Exchange Deposits

The developers of privacy-centric cryptocurrency monero have patched a bug that would have allowed an attacker to cause significant damage to cryptocurrency exchanges and XMR-friendly merchants. Now-Patched Monero Bug Put Cryptocurrency Exchanges, Merchants at Risk Addressed through a software patch privately distributed to exchanges and merchant and later publicly disclosed through a post-mortem on the …

Encrypted Email Service Tutonata Tests Cryptocurrency For Payments

Tutanota, a provider of an encrypted email service, has begun to accept donations in bitcoin, ether, bitcoin cash and monero in order to test payment processing using cryptocurrencies, the company announced in a blog post. The German firm noted that it wants to support decentralized payment systems that are independent of centralized processors such as …

Monero Mining Malware Hits Apple Macs

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. A new Mac-based cryptojacking attack was reported this past week on Apple’s forums, forcing users to unwittingly run software that mines privacy coin monero. According to a Malwarebytes Labs blog post, the software was discovered when a user noticed that a process …

Manufacturer Holds Cryptonight ASIC Firesale after Monero Hard Forks

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Mining hardware manufacturers have begun selling Cryptonight ASIC miners for next to nothing after privacy-centric cryptocurrency Monero carried out its threat to adopt a hard fork to maintain ASIC resistance. Last week, Monero activated its semi-annual hard fork, an update that …

How Hacked Widgets Help Criminals Mine Monero

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Covert cryptocurrency mining is shaping up to be the new mainstay of cybercrime. Crooks hack servers, personal computers, and mobile devices and take advantage of the infected hosts’ CPU or GPU to generate virtual coins without victims’ awareness. Even botnets consisting of …