Paloalto Networks: Fake Flash Updaters Push Cryptocurrency Miners

Paloalto Networks: Fake Flash Updaters Push Cryptocurrency Miners. “In most cases, fake Flash updates pushing malware are not very stealthy. In recent years, such imposters have often been poorly-disguised malware executables or script-based downloaders designed to install cryptocurrency miners, information stealers, or ransomware. If a victim runs such poorly-disguised malware on a vulnerable Windows host, no visible activity happens, unless the fake updater is pushing ransomware. However, a recent type of fake Flash update has implemented additional deception.”

MakeUseOf: The 12 Best Udemy Courses for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

MakeUseOf: The 12 Best Udemy Courses for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. “It doesn’t matter whether you’re a cryptocurrency newbie or a blockchain expert, there’s always something new to learn. Udemy courses are one of the best ways to grow your knowledge in any area, and crypto is no different. If you’d like to expand your horizons, check out these 12 Udemy courses for blockchain and cryptocurrency.”

The Next Web: Hackers secretly ran cryptocurrency mining malware on Indian government sites

The Next Web: Hackers secretly ran cryptocurrency mining malware on Indian government sites. “The crypto-jacking epidemic has spread to India. It has come to light that tons of Indian government sites have been infected with cryptocurrency mining malware, designed to steal visitors’ computing power to earn coins.”

The Next Web: Google mysteriously removes cryptocurrency wallets from Play Store

The Next Web: Google mysteriously removes cryptocurrency wallets from Play Store. “Google removed at least three major cryptocurrency wallets from its Play Store overnight. While the reason for their removal is not immediately clear, Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver is blaming Google’s new cryptocurrency mining policy.”

News BTC: New Google Chrome Extension Flags Suspicious ICO Sites

News BTC: New Google Chrome Extension Flags Suspicious ICO Sites. “Cryptocurrency investors have a lot to worry about these days. Not only has crypto-related cybercrime tripled over the last year, but prices have continued to drop, and many tokens picked up during initial coin offerings (ICOs) are turning out to be nothing more than scams. A new Google Chrome extension aimed at detecting potential scams, however, is now available and should offer investors an added layer of protection, security, and peace of mind.”

Money Control: Google search volume can predict price movement of cryptocurrency, suggests study

Money Control: Google search volume can predict price movement of cryptocurrency, suggests study . “A working paper circulated by US-based think tank National Bureau of Economic Research suggests that unlike traditional financial markets, the returns and price movements in cryptocurrency markets are a factor of the type of attention they receive.”