Month: March 2022

EU Lawmakers Set To Tighten Up on Crypto Transfers

European Union lawmakers were set on Thursday to back tougher safeguards for transfers of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, in the latest sign that regulators are tightening up on the freewheeling sector. From a report: Two committees in the European Parliament have thrashed out cross-party compromises to be voted on. Crypto exchange Coinbase has warned the…

Apple emits macOS, iOS, iPadOS patches for ‘exploited’ security bugs

Nothing like a little kernel-level memory snooping, code execution Apple has released updates for its mobile and desktop operating systems to patch security holes that may well have been exploited in the wild.… …read more Source:: Register

NASA Says Russia is Still ‘Moving Toward’ Extending the Space Station Through 2030

Despite the United States and Russia’s deteriorating relationship here on Earth, Russia is still considering extending its participation on the International Space Station through 2030, according to NASA. However, it could be a few months before there is a solid update on Russia’s official stance. From a report: NASA and Russia’s state space corporation, Roscosmos,…

Ransomware: Should Companies Ever Pay Up?

Ransomware is a major threat, and no business is “too small to target.” So what should you do after an attack? Is negotiating with criminals ever the answer? …read more Source:: DarkReading

Ethereum transaction shuffling for profit … and not much fun for everyone else

Uni trio probe efforts by miners to max out rewards at expense of others UC Berkeley boffins have found that strategies for squeezing extra profit out of Ethereum transactions come at the cost of other cryptocurrency investors and threaten the security and stability of the entire Ethereum ecosystem.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Crypto Miners in Texas Need ‘Approval to Energize’ in New Grid Hurdle

Texas has started requiring new large-scale cryptocurrency miners to seek permission to connect to the state’s power grid in anticipation of a flood of requests expected to drive up electricity demand. From a report: The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is requiring utilities to submit studies on the impact of miners and other large users…

Global BEC Crackdown Nets 65 Suspects

FBI and international law enforcement agencies execute “Operation Eagle Sweep.” …read more Source:: DarkReading

Microsoft To Do review: A to-do list app that makes you do too much

Microsoft’s attempt to create a task manager for the average user produced an app that seems to have gotten itself stuck halfway between the business and private worlds by trying to serve too many demographics at once. …read more Source:: ZDNet

You’ll Soon Be Able To Repair Your Samsung Galaxy S21 Yourself – CNET

Samsung is launching a program to send out parts, tools and step-by-step guides for Samsung device owners to repair their own phones and tablets. …read more Source:: CNet

Senators Urge FTC to Review Microsoft’s $68.7B Deal for Activision Blizzard, Report Says – CNET

The four senators are reportedly concerned the deal could undermine calls for accountability at the video game giant. …read more Source:: CNet