The operators of the Satori botnet are mass-scanning the Internet for exposed Ethereum mining rigs, according to three sources in the infosec community who’ve observed the malicious behavior —SANS ISC, Qihoo 360 Netlab, and GreyNoise Intelligence.
Twitter is announcing a global change to its ranking algorithm this week, its first step toward improving the “health” of online conversations since it launched a renewed effort to address rampant trolling, harassment and abuse in March.
Facebook is suspending about 200 apps that it believes may have misused data. The social media giant said in a blog post Monday that the suspensions resulted from its investigation into all apps that had access to large amounts of information before Facebook changed its platform policies in 2014. Those changes, according to Facebook, significantly reduced the amount of data that apps could access.
Google released yesterday a Chrome update that temporarily fixed a bug that broke millions of web-based games, some of which couldn’t play audio at all, despite whatever tricks and configs users tried. The bug was introduced in mid-April when Google launched Chrome 66. One of this release’s features was its ability to block web pages with auto-playing audio.
Cryptocurrency is one of those things that most of us have heard about and maybe even discussed, even if we don’t truly understand it. But for those who have a good grasp of it, opportunity awaits. Though there is not a centralized bank for cryptocurrency, it is not immune from people trying to rob it. Unlike the bank heists of the past, these crimes are committed purely online.
Google has rolled out a free DDoS protection platform called Project Shield to protect news sites and free expression to defend the democratic process.