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Jordan Pearson / Motherboard:
Ethereum startup Parity says it knew about flaw in multi-signature wallets for months but didn't address it, leading to $150M+ in lost ether   —  After someone going by “Devops199” managed to permanently lock up millions of dollars worth of other people's Ethereum funds last week …
Nov 15, 2017, 3:15 PMIn context
Daniel Oberhaus / Motherboard:
Study of 250M Wikipedia edits over 10 years shows that 1% of editors produce 77% of the site's content; ~40% of top 1% of editors bow out every five weeks   —  When Wikipedia was launched in 2001 by Jimmy Wales, an entrepreneur who cut his teeth linking to internet porn in the 90s …
Nov 8, 2017, 2:40 PMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Motherboard:
Twitter's list of Russian trolls that it supplied to Congress included an account run by a real US citizen   —  Robert Delaware is now part of the Congressional record, despite having no apparent ties to Russia.  —  Robert Delaware is a US citizen, a former Microsoft contractor, and an avid Freedom of Information Request (FOIA) filer.
Nov 5, 2017, 10:55 PMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Play-by-play account of how iFixit planned for and executed its iPhone X teardown   —  We went to Australia to learn how—and why—iFixit does its electronics teardowns.  —  “Just so we're both completely clear: We've spent most of the week flying to Australia to stand in line to buy …
Nov 4, 2017, 2:10 AMIn context
Christopher Malmo / Motherboard:
Average Bitcoin transaction uses 215 KWh of energy, enough to run an average US house for nearly a week; there are currently 300K Bitcoin transactions per day   —  Bitcoin's surge in price has sent its electricity consumption soaring.  —  Bitcoin's incredible price run to break over $7,000 …
Nov 2, 2017, 9:55 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Researcher recounts warning Equifax about vulnerability on public-facing site that exposed user data months before breach, six months before Equifax patched   —  Months before its catastrophic data breach, a security researcher warned Equifax that it was vulnerable to the kind of attack …
Oct 26, 2017, 12:05 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
New “Bad Rabbit” ransomware targets corp networks in Ukraine, Turkey, Germany, infects devices through hacked Russian media sites using NotPetya type methods   —  A new wave of ransomware has hit several targets in Russia and Eastern Europe on Tuesday, according to media reports and several security companies.
Oct 24, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context
Jordan Pearson / Motherboard:
The second Bitcoin fork, called Bitcoin Gold, is taking place without initial support of major exchanges; the code for it won't be made public until Nov. 1   —  When a group of Bitcoin users and companies split the digital currency into two different versions in August, it was an unprecedented event …
Oct 24, 2017, 12:15 AMIn context
Sophie Daniel / Motherboard:
Physical penetration tester and infosec consultant on how she uses social engineering to gain access into high security facilities   —  Sophie is a physical penetration tester and information security consultant.  She specializes in social engineering security assessments including physical, voice (vishing) and text (phishing).
Oct 22, 2017, 1:55 PMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Motherboard:
As part of Time Warner merger, FCC forced AOL to open AIM social graph to competitors in 2001; government should impose similar requirements on Facebook today   —  One of the former most popular and influential instant messaging apps in the world, AOL Instant Messenger, or AIM, is shutting down on December 15, AOL announced on Friday.
Oct 7, 2017, 2:05 AMIn context

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