How math and language can combine to map the globe and create strong passwords, using the power of 3 random words

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  The math of threes is surprisingly powerful. MicroStockHub/iStock via Getty Images Mary Lynn Reed, Rochester Institute of Technology It’s hard to imagine that three random words…

‘CryptoRom’ Crypto-Scam is Back via Side-Loaded Apps

Scammers are bypassing Apple’s App Store security, stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of cryptocurrency from the unwitting, using the TestFlight and WebClips programs. For about a year now, crypto-traders and…

Free HermeticRansom Ransomware Decryptor Released

Cruddy cryptography means victims whose files have been encrypted by the Ukraine-tormenting ransomware can break the chains without paying extortionists. A free decryptor is out to unlock a ransomware found…

Flawed Encryption Feature Affected 100M Samsung Galaxy Phones

A team comprising Tel Aviv University’s academics disclosed details of a severe design flaw found in Samsung devices in mid-2021, which the company patched by October 2021. However, the details…

Cybercriminals Target Alibaba Cloud for Cryptomining, Malware

Malicious groups disable features in Alibaba Cloud ECS instances for Monero cryptojacking, according to Trend Micro researchers. Cybercriminals are targeting Alibaba Elastic Computing Service (ECS) instances, disabling certain security features…

Google Ads for Faux Cryptowallets Net Scammers At Least $500K

Malicious Phantom, MetaMask cryptowallets are on the prowl to drain victim funds.  Crypto-thieves are buying Google Ads to target victims with fake wallets, which steal credentials and drain balances. So…

Squid Game Crypto Scammers Rips Off Investors for Millions

Anti-dumping code kept investors from selling SQUID while fraudsters cashed out. Players in the Squid Game cryptocurrency market have been eliminated — at least their investment has — by what…

OpenSea ‘Free Gift’ NFTs Drain Cryptowallet Balances

Cybercriminals exploited bugs in the world’s largest digital-goods marketplace to create malicious artwork offered as a perk to unsuspecting users. Users of OpenSea, the world’s largest digital-collectible marketplace, have found…

Oops! Compound DeFi Platform Gives Out $90M, Would Like it Back, Please

The Compound cryptocurrency exchange accidentally botched a platform upgrade and distributed millions in free COMP tokens to users – then threatened to dox the recipients. Compound, an Ethereum-based decentralized finance…