Episode 34: HASH WARS – BCH Fork, Mining Attacks, Ransomware, and Blockchain Games

Bitcoin Cash split into Bitcoin Cash ABC and Bitcoin Cash SV. We talk about the potential attacks that might take place from either side. Additionally, we discuss various mining attacks as well as a some new ransomware. Honk Kong by Taseh is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. Based on a work at https://taseh.bandcamp.com/ Business Box… Read more

Episode 33: Grid+, Exit Scams, Spankchain Hack, BCH Fork, and WEX vs Binance

This week we discuss the impending Bitcoin Cash fork. Also, we take a look at Grid+ products. Binance froze funds for WEX accounts. We chat about Ravencoin Asset class activation. There were some exit scams, hacks and more. Honk Kong by Taseh is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. Based on a work at https://taseh.bandcamp.com/ Business… Read more

Episode 32: Super Micro Malicious Chip, Monero Burning Bug, IBM Blockchain-based Security System, and Vulnerable Exchanges

IBM won a patent for a blockchain-based security system. Studies show that %54 of crypto exchanges have vulnerabilities. Monero fixed the “burning bug”. Super Micro boards potentially have a tiny hardware backdoor. Honk Kong by Taseh is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. Based on a work at https://taseh.bandcamp.com/ Business Box by Audeka is licensed under… Read more

Episode 31: Zaif Hacked, Port of San Diego Ransomware, SIM Swappers Arrested, and Monero Versus Malware

Japanese exchange Zaif was hacked for $60 million. Two SIM swappers in Oklahoma were arrested. The port of San Diego was hit by a ransomware attack. Monero started an initiative against mining malware. We also discussed Ripple briefly overtaking Ethereum in overall market cap. Honk Kong by Taseh is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. Based… Read more

Episode 29: QT Wallet Primer, China Cracking Down, Mining in Norway, and Lazarus Group Malware

On this week’s episode Steve gives a great introduction to QT wallets and how to safely backup and store your wallet files. Also, China appears to be cracking down on cryptocurrency exchanges once again. All that and more on Episode #29 of the CoinSec podcast.   Honk Kong by Taseh is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike… Read more

Episode 28: Back from Black Hat & DEF CON, Microsoft’s New Blockchain Service, Tineola Red Team Tool, Hacker Bail Set in Cryptocurrency, and More

On this week’s episode Mike and Steve are back from Black Hat and DEF CON. We talk about Microsoft’s new blockchain as a service tool. A new Blockchain red team tool was dropped at DEF CON called Tineola. A Hacker’s bail was set to be paid in cryptocurrency. And AT&T was sued for not protecting… Read more

Episode 27: SIM Swapping Attacks, Hijacked Twitter Accounts, 2FA Phishing, and a Massive CoinHive Campaign

This week we discussed SIM swapping attacks. Spammers resorting to hijacking verified Twitter accounts, phishing for two-factor tokens, and a massive new CoinHive campaign. Honk Kong by Taseh is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. Based on a work at https://taseh.bandcamp.com/ Business Box by Audeka is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. Check… Read more

Episode 26: Cryptojacking and Advanced Attackers, How to Spot a Bad Coin, and a Digibyte Primer

Cryptojacking appears to be fading at the moment but at the same time more advanced malware is being discovered daily. We talk about how to spot a “bad coin” in terms of mining, security, etc. Lastly, Steve gives us a Digibyte primer. Honk Kong by Taseh is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. Based on a… Read more

Episode 25: Miner Security, Bancor Hacked, False Top-Up Ethereum Vulnerability, and Opera Cryptocurrency Wallet

Should you disable your anti-virus just to run your mining software? We talk about that as well as other security issues that come up for cryptocurrency miners. Also, the exchange Bancor was hacked for $23.5 million. The Opera mobile browser is adding a cryptocurrency wallet and a new vulnerability was discovered in Ethereum. Honk Kong… Read more