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How your smart fridge might be mining Bitcoin for criminals

Posted Sunday, July 1, 2018 6:00 am By ROBERT STEVENS Associated Press LONDON (AP) – Is the web browser on your phone slower than usual? It could be mining Bitcoin for criminals. As the popularity of virtual currencies has grown, hackers are focusing on a new type of heist: putting...

Stephen Hawking

With much sadness we acknowledge the passing of Stephen Hawking, and the loss a a great mind. The like of which is hard to imagine an equal. His death on March 14 or “pi” day seems sadly fitting. March 14 or 3-14 has been taken to refer to the numeric...

Hackers hijack government websites to mine crypto-cash

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) took down its website after a warning that hackers were taking control of visitors’ computers to mine cryptocurrency. Security researcher Scott Helme said more than 4,000 websites, including many government ones, were affected. He said the affected code had now been disabled and visitors were...