Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2085 China mulls national cryptocurrency in race to digital money
Eight years ago, bitcoin was an experimental technology of interest only to a handful of enthusiasts. Today, China – which contains one in every five internet users – is mulling the idea of a national cryptocurrency.

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has been trialling a national digital currency based on the same underlying technology as Bitcoin. Here’s a description of how the blockchain works, but in summary – it’s decentralized, transparent and secure.

Governments worldwide have had a problematic relationship with Bitcoin. The US has held federal hearings on it, while at a state level New York has heavily regulated the cryptocurrency with its Bitlicense. Ecuador, Bolivia and Russia have all moved to ban Bitcoin outright, while other countries have taken their time working out what to do with the cryptocurrency.
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#2093 Aggressive ad-displaying Google Play app tricks users into leaving high ratings
#2092 Facebook Lite infected with spy FakePlay
#2091 Cisco and Apache issue warnings over 0day flaw being targeted in the wild
#2090 Emsisoft releases a decryptor for the CryptON ransomware
#2089 Another challenge for IoT: Open backdoors
#2088 Apple has already fixed most of the iOS exploits the CIA used
#2087 Leaked docs suggest NSA and CIA behind Equation cyberespionage group
#2086 Vault 7: WikiLeaks docs hint CIA could bypass 21 security products
#2085 China mulls national cryptocurrency in race to digital money
#2084 After CIA leaks, tech giants scramble to patch security flaws
#2083 Product Security Advisory – PSA0002 – dnaLIMS
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