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What is an API and an API key?

9 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments jolychristophe

In the crypto world we are often asked for an API key, in order to be able to drive a program from another program. What is an API? An API stands for Application Programming Interface. This term comes from development, it designates a program that wi...

Google Play - Will You Sort Out This Security Garbage Please? Play Protect!

6 Oct 2020 2 minute read 4 comments XTRM

I am going to make this as brief as possible - and could quite easily go off on a ranting tirade in text format - and guess who is responsible for my rantiness again? Yes it is Google... namely Google Play - This issue is one that ties directly in wi...

Phishing Just Became More Dangerous

2 Oct 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Matthew Rosenquist

What do you get when you combine phishing + AI + worm capabilities?  Trouble that moves fast!  The latest social engineering attacks hijack victims email response messages to send trusted phishing to others as a means of rapidly spreading. We have b...

CryptoSmarts 1: Best E-mail Services For Privacy

30 Sep 2020 5 minute read 8 comments MintDice.com

CryptoSmarts 1 MintDice is proud to bring you a CryptoSmarts series, a 100% unbiased/non-affiliate paid article set that will focus on relatively simple ways you can boost your privacy, take power away from overbearing governments and corporations wh...

How Hackers Are Cracking Your Passwords

30 Sep 2020 4 minute read 0 comments Luca B

The previous article in this series has described why passwords which were fully compliant with the NIST recommendations from 2003 turned out to be insecure. This article, which is the third part of the series, will describe how computers are working...

TronLink wallet uses weak encryption

30 Sep 2020 1 minute read 0 comments ircrp

  Last days a Swiss cryptographer Jean-Philippe Aumasson has tweeted a post putting TronLink's Android mobile wallet encryption security to a shame. The Co-Founder of Swiss company Taurus has claimed putting only 20 minutes of effort into finding tha...

iOS 14 Default Brave Browser Flaw

29 Sep 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Cje95

The new iOS version (14) is finally out and most people seem to have installed it. As I have gotten used to the new functions and features of iOS 14 the one I was really pumped for was being able to set my browser to whatever I wanted as I do not use...

Firefox bug allows hijacking mobile browsers

28 Sep 2020 1 minute read 0 comments ircrp

  Last month Mozilla has patched and disclosed a serious vulnerability affecting its mobile browser Firefox for Android devices urging their users throughout the end of summer to update to Firefox v79 as soon as possible. The bug was reported to Mozi...

Your Next 2FA solution?

28 Sep 2020 1 minute read 0 comments scythenoz

I have recently gotten frustrated when I lost my phone and had to update my 2FA to a new device. I went through to different exchanges and there is a need for me to take a Selfie with my ID and a paper with the date on it. After doing so for a few ex...

15 Years of Mistakes: why everybody created insecure passwords

24 Sep 2020 4 minute read 0 comments Luca B

The previous article of this series has given an overview of the reasons why human-generated passwords are weak (they're already out there, they're predictable, and they're short) and what was the origin of all those bizarre password creation rules t...