A security exploit developed by the NSA last year, which was leaked by hackers resulting in the WannaCry crisis, is now being used to mine cryptocurrency, and according to experts the number of infections is rising. Read more here.
While Linux support for Wacom smart tablets that allow the instant digitisation of pen and paper drawings is nowhere to be seen as of right now, it appears a new open source project is seeking to change that. Read more here.
A Bitcoin exchange was jeopardized when three armed men entered their offices in Canada. They failed to obtain any cryptocurrency, and one of the suspects has been captured. Cryptocurrency value has been surging, becoming attractive to criminals.
Google promised to start blocking website redirects in Chrome with Chrome 64. The firm has missed that deadline due to complications arising at the last minute. Fortunately, Chrome's bug tracking page tells us the behind-the-scenes story.
The SEC chairman will announce today that he is 'open' to the regulation of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The wild-west nature of the market has led to the proliferation of bad actors, and regulation is one tool that can protect consumers.
While Facebook may have banned cryptocurrency ads last week, bad actors are trying to bypass the ban. By substituting characters with similar looking substitutes, ads are able to evade some of the social network's safeguards while fooling users.
While face-swapping AI has been used for porn, experts this week have worried about the destabilising effects of faked videos. With fake news and a distrust in the media on the rise, deepfakes might mean we can no longer trust our own eyes and ears.
Ready for Google I/O? While the anticipated developer conference might be 4 months away, Google is already boarding the hype train with a riddle-filled overhaul of the Google I/O website. Read more here.