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Californian dark web drug dealer will forfeit cryptocurrencies

The District Court Judge has sentenced a Californian dark web drug dealer Sky Justin Gornik to 70 months in prison. This is because he participated in delivering, distributing and dispensing drugs through the internet. As part of his guilty plea, Gornik will forfeit millions of dollars cryptocurrency. Sky Gornik is a 39-year-old resident of California. […]

Hazardous Crypto Mining Apps Found on Microsoft Store

Illegal Crypto Mining Apps Discovered on Microsoft App Store

Symentec has reported that crypto mining apps were found on Microsoft’s app store, which allowed illegal mining of Monero. The app store consisted of eight illegal apps named as Battery Optimizer (Tutorials), VPN Browsers+, Downloader for YouTube Videos, Clean Master+, FastTube, Findoo Browser 2019, and Findoo Mobile & Desktop Search. Though the number of infected computers has not been reported, the company has taken down the apps from its app store.

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The new Bulletproof Protocol intends to make Monero faster and more stable

The vulnerability discovered during the second audit could be used for denial of service attacks. It can enable hackers to breach into Monero nodes thereby creating a large DoS attack. But, developers have created a new Bulletproof protocol that really lives up to its name. The new protocol patched up a total of 8 critical issues, two medium-impact ones and 20 small vulnerabilities successfully found during the security audit.

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Monero Team Debugs the “Burning Bug”

Monero developers have patched a bug that could have affected the XMR ecosystem. The bug could burn digital currencies in the wallet with a loss of minor transaction fees of the attacker. It came into the notice when one of the community members reported about a hypothetical attack on the XMR subreddit. The blog explained about how this hypothetical attack works.