Security Firms Offer Protection for Crypto Traders in Moscow (news.bitcoin.com)

Private security firms in Moscow are offering a new service – protection for people buying and selling cryptocurrency for cash. The companies have also expressed readiness to help investigate crypto-related crimes. Police are still reluctant to work on such cases, as cryptocurrencies are not yet regulated in Russia.
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Centralized Ripple Is Probably a Security Token (news.bitcoin.com)

A primary attraction of decentralized cryptocurrencies is that they’re censorship-resistant. The more centralized a coin is, the easier it is for its supply to be controlled. But there’s another problem with overly-centralized cryptocurrencies such as ripple: they risk being classified as a security, which brings all kinds of problems.
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15-Year-Old Security Researcher Shares Ledger Wallet Exploit (news.bitcoin.com)

Hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger has published a firmware update to remedy several security flaws. The exploits were independently found by a trio of white hat security researchers, one of whom, Saleem Rashid, is a 15-year-old British boy. The attack vector he discovered is hardware based, and is not limited to Ledger devices, making it difficult to mitigate altogether via software alone.
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“Chain fees leave a bad impression vs inflation. Fees are visible, inflation is hidden. People get the impression that fees must be minimized, but the system is designed around them. Fees remind people of middleman rent, but it’s actually a direct support for the system’s security”

"Chain fees leave a bad impression vs inflation. Fees are visible, inflation is hidden. People get the impression that fees must be minimized, but the system is designed around them. Fees remind people of middleman rent, but it's actually a direct support for the system's security" submitted by /u/wallyjo3
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Two Homeland Security Agents Arrested for Downloading Child Porn (deepd.tw)

In a turn of events not frequently seen in investigations of this sort, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) revealed that amidst an investigation into darknet child pornography viewers, two Homeland Security employees found themselves in handcuffs for downloading and distributing child pornography on the darknet. The first…

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Can YOUR bitcoin be hacked? Security expert warns cyber attacks WILL get worse

A security expert has warned investors to keep digital tokens safe, claiming it is “only the beginning” for bitcoin. Tyler Moffitt, senior threat research analyst at Webroot, stressed the importance of keeping your bitcoin safe in the wake of numerous cyber attacks on wallet providers and crypto exchanges.
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