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Amazon Fire TV Devices Have Their Own Dedicated Crypto Mining Malware

Malicious cryptocurrency mining applications take many different forms these days. While they’re mainly targeted at Windows and mobile users, it seems a new virus is making the rounds. This particular malware is problematic, as it targets Amazon Fire TV devices, which is a rather unusual development. Amazon Fire TV Devices and Cryptocurrency Mining Criminals have gotten a lot craftier when ...

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Blockchain Startup Installs Crypto Point-of-Sale Devices in Indonesia Despite Regulations

Blockchain startup Pundi X has begun rolling out its cryptocurrency point-of-sales (POS) devices in Indonesia, betting that the central bank will discard its current anti-cryptocurrency stance within three years, the South China Morning Post reported June 4. A POS terminal is an electronic device used to process card or electronic payments at sales outlets. The idea behind the startup’s devices ...

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Security Firm Avast Demonstrates Cryptojacking Risks to Smartphones and IoT Devices

Global digital security firm Avast will be demonstrating the risks posed to smartphones and IoT devices by cryptojacking. The company has a stall at the RSA 2018 conference being held this week and will be performing live demonstrations mining Monero. Cryptomining Poses Risks to More Than Just Computer Uses The demonstration hopes to show people how malicious cryptocurrency mining can ...

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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 switch, controller, or optimizer in HiddenMiner’s code it will continuously mine Monero ...

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IoT Devices Demonstrated to be Vulnerable to Mining Hack at Mobile World Congress

Vulnerable IoT devices, from smartphones to security cameras and smart TVs can be hijacked and used mine cryptocurrencies, cybersecurity firm Avast demonstrated this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The Czech-based firm showcased the problem by giving conference-goers a firsthand look at a “hacked” network, where inter-connected devices were collectively mining the cryptocurrency Monero in what’s called a botnet. ...

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Millions of Android Devices Hijacked to Mine Monero

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Cybercriminals are increasingly hijacking other people’s devices to mine Monero (XMR), in a trend now called cryptojakcing. According to Malwarebytes, a “drive-by” mining campaign recently redirected millions of Android users to a website that hijacked their devices to mine the privacy-centric cryptocurrency using Coinhive . The campaign ...

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A Startup is developing software to control devices wi… | News

No matter which sci-fi story we choose, let it be the galactic adventures of Star Trek or the dark side of Darth Vader in Star Wars, all of them include something humanity has always been dreaming of – controlling things with our mere thoughts. Nowadays with mind-controlled drones races and prosthetics limbs with fingers bending at your will, this future ...

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Monero Worm | Android Devices Infected With Malware to Mine Coins

Watch out! There is a Monero worm on the loose. Chinese cybersecurity firm 360 Netlab have reported that a Monero (XMR) worm which harnesses android devices to mine the coin and send it to a single digital wallet, is currently active. In an updated blog post, 360 Netlab describe what they know so far about the malware, which is currently infecting ...

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New Monero-Mining Malware Targets Android Devices, Tho… | News

Researchers from Chinese Cybersecurity company 360Netlab has discovered a new Android-based cryptocurrency mining malware that infects vulnerable Android devices to mine cryptocurrency, as reported in a blog post from the firm on Feb. 6.  As 360Netlab reports, the ADB.Miner worm scans can affect any kind of Android device, including smartphones, tablets, and television sets. The malware infects the device to ...

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Sia Devs Won’t Prevent Bitmain’s A3 Devices from Mining – The Merkle

Multiple Sia community members were concerned about Bitmain’s new ASIC miner. The company suddenly announced the A3, which is designed specifically for mining Siacoin. There were some brief discussions about possibly introducing a Sia fork which would disallow the ASIC hardware from impacting the network. It seems those plans have now been dismissed and nothing will happen to prevent the ...

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