Oracle App Server Hack Allows Crypto Mining

Likely based on an exploit discovered by a Chinese researcher, a new distributed bitcoin mining hack is an ongoing worldwide problem. Back in December 2017, Chinese researcher, Lian Zhang, published a proof-of-concept exploit on unpatched Oracle Web application servers, that allows the installation of potentially malicious code. On January 7, … Read More

Bitcoin Usage Impacting Iranian Uprising?

Bitcoin and more privacy powerful cryptocurrencies are flexing their muscles during the current round of uprisings in Iran in what may become the first recorded political disruption where cryptocurrencies end up playing a major role. Among other stated reasons, many claim frustration with current economic conditions as one of the … Read More