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Cryptojacking KingMiner Malware Evades Detection & Mines Monero
A recent form of cryptojacking which is utilized to mine Monero has been found to rely on constant improvements in order to avoid detection as well increase its chances of success. According to researchers at Check Point Software Technologies, an Israeli cybersecurity firm, this malware, which is dubbed as KingMiner will more than likely continue on its path of constant updates in the future in order to increase its probability of successful attacks and in turn this will make it even harder to detect. The ?KingMiner? malware, which frequently targets servers which have been developed by tech giant Microsoft, particularly Internet Information Services (IIS) and SQL Server, makes use of aggressive tactics in order to reveal the passwords of users with a view of comprising the server during its initial attack phase.
December 11, 2018 2:06 PM

Crypto Market Update: Monero (XMR), Bitcoin SV, Tron (TRX), ADA Price Analysis
Latest news About Crypto Currency Bitcoin SV is struggling to recover above the $100 handle. Monero (XMR), Tron (TRX) and Cardano (ADA) are down and they could continue to decline in the short term. After a push above the $100 handle, bitcoin SV failed to hold gains and declined below the $98 and $95 support levels. The price is down around 7% and it seems like it may test the $90 support level. If there are more losses, the price may even test the $88 level. On the upside, key hurdles are near the $98 and $100 levels. As long as the price is below $100, bitcoin SV is likely to extend losses in the coming sessions.
December 11, 2018 1:52 PM

Cryptojacking Malware KingMiner Escapes Detection to mine Monero
The researchers at Israeli Cybersecurity firm recently found that Kingminer, a cryptojacking  malware is constantly upgrading  it?s system to escape detection and increase chance of success. It will continue to update which will invariably make detection tougher. The malware?s prey are servers developed by Microsoft especially Internet Information Services (IIS) and SQL Server. It uses brute force attacks to get the password of the users and compromises the server during the initial phase of the attack. Firstly, it gains access and downloads the Windows Scriplet file and then executes it on the machine. Secondly, machine?s CPU architecture is detected and if in case older versions of attacks are found, they are deleted. Lastly, KingMiner downloads a file with a .zip extension to bypass emulation attempts.
December 11, 2018 9:17 AM

Monero Successfully Mined by CryptoJacking Malware KingMiner, Bypasses Detection Systems
CryptoJacking Malware KingMiner has successfully been able to mine Monero and avoid any kind of detection by launching newer versions of the malware. The privacy coin Monero has lost over 91% of its value from the peak price but hasn?t stopped Cryptojacking malware like KingMiner from mining it using its victim?s computers. Cybersecurity firm Checkpoint reports that KingMiner has been able to improve its effectiveness and ingenuity making it harder to detect. KingMiner was first detected in mid-June 2018 followed by the deployment of two improved versions which mainly targets Microsoft products more specifically IIS and SQL servers. The malware is able to deploy various evasion techniques to bypass emulation and detection methods resulting in significantly reduced detection rates.
December 11, 2018 6:31 AM

Preprint of condensed version of my master's thesis
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December 10, 2018 10:53 AM

How Monero is Used to Wash Cryptocurrency Assets
The debate surrounding cryptocurrency generally circles around the question of ?what real-world or practical use does crypto have?? Monero is used around the world for transactions between individuals because of its practical application in reality. It?s also extremely useful for individuals looking to wash the transaction history of their digital assets. If you need to use this technology or are curious about how it works, keep reading. Disclaimer: This article is not condoning the actions explained and is for informational purposes only. The statement made here is the core belief of the Monero development team and, more-so, the belief of the majority of rational human beings. Preventing two consenting adults engaging in barter is to strip away a fundamental truth of existence. This belief is so ingrained in our culture that our government has created cash for this exact purpose.
December 09, 2018 5:38 PM

[US Department of Homeland Security officials have] had great success with tracking and analyzing Bitcoin transactions already. They are now looking for similar solutions for tracking "privacy coins."
DHS has had great success with tracking and analyzing Bitcoin transactions already. They are now looking for similar solutions for tracking "privacy coins." By Catalin Cimpanu | December 7, 2018 -- 18:38 GMT (10:38 PST) | Topic: Security The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is interested in acquiring technology solutions that can track newer cryptocurrencies, such as Zcash and Monero. According to a pre-solicitation document , the DHS wants to know if this is possible, before filing an official solicitation request later down the line. The DHS said that "prior efforts have addressed Bitcoin analytics," but now the agency and the law enforcement agencies under its supervision are looking into similar cryptocurrency analytics solutions that can be used to track so-called privacy coins --cryptocurrencies that support anonymous transactions.
December 08, 2018 7:22 PM

There are some absolutely amazing funding proposals up, and they'll be filled in good time. For the sake of decentralization though, I won't ask you all to unload thousands. But for the experience, donate literally 1 cent. Post your txid below, and I'...
Author: rehrar, Wednesday 12 December 2018 Author: moneromooo, Saturday 01 December 2018 Author: SarangNoether, Tuesday 04 December 2018 Author: erciccione, Friday 07 December 2018 Author: xmrhaelan, Thursday 08 November 2018 Author: suraeNoether, Wednesday 10 October 2018 Author: suraeNoether, Wednesday 05 December 2018 Author: m2049r, Wednesday 21 November 2018 Author: anonimal, Wednesday 15 March 2017
December 08, 2018 7:05 PM

New FFS in Monero | Ideas » el00ruobuob: January to March (part time for a new Quarter)
el_ruobuob posted this 2 weeks ago El00ruobuob again, asking if you want to support my work for the next quarter. I have been missing a bunch of report lately, and i've not done as much as i expected (but still respecting my minimum devoted time), but here's what i did: Actually i am working (since a few weeks now) to a new hangout page. It had been discuss in community meeting a while ago, and an issue is opened since here I made a few tests and think about "what should be the best", and come with a solution: Other things are still on my todo list, like the user-guide page refresh to incorporate more guides, like all the Monero Integration Guides.
December 08, 2018 1:39 PM

Community Workgroup Meeting: 8 December 17:00 UTC
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December 08, 2018 7:46 AM

Tron Will Become A Privacy Coin Like Monero Justin Sun Addresses The Implementation Of zk-SNARKS For Enhanced Privacy
It seems that Tron might be on its way to becoming a privacy coin and join Monero, Verge and Zcash. Justin Sun made some statements about the privacy on Tron network during an interview at Bad Crypto Podcast. He addressed the progress of Tron?s technology and issues regarding adoption and developments. During this interview, Sun also talked about the delegated proof of stake governance, the impact of blockchain tech in general, integrations with BitTorrent and more. But the most important thing that Sun talked about was the implementation of zk-SNARKS. zk-SNARKS (Zero-Knowledge Succinct Non-Interactive Argument of Knowledge), are a new form of zero-knowledge cryptography, also known as zero-knowledge proofs.
December 08, 2018 3:06 AM

It's time the libraries got the attention they need..
Ricardo posted this 3 weeks ago Many improvements to make to the PHP library. My focus will give it the attention it needs. Once this library is up to date I'll focus on other integrations with Monero libraries that need some attention. Me, a software developer with 9 years experience in C++, C#, PHP, Javascript and Ruby. Possibly other developers who express a commitment to work on the project. Please move to funding! Will donate to see this happen!
December 07, 2018 9:58 AM

Is your wallet filled and ready to spend Test it out while donating just a few dollars to Moneromoo - One of Monero's best full time contributors!
moneromooo posted this 3 weeks ago It's me again, asking for donations to continue working on monero. For reference, I just posted this month's highlights: I'm planning to continue working full time on monero. My main goals will be pruning (almost ready now, a branch is available for sync testing) and getting the next release ready and stable (planning early for january this time). Donations are very much appreciated. Using the current price of 59.09, at the notional $30+0.2 rate, the next three months' target is 368 monero. Thank you again. Thanks again everyone, for supporting my work on monero.
December 06, 2018 10:23 PM

Does it mean zcash and Xmr are on the edge of losing privacy features
Photo: U.S. Department of Homeland Security / Flickr Though such cryptocurrencies as Zcash and Monero were developed to provide full privacy, nevertheless, this option may become unavailable. Due to increasing volumes of fraud and money laundering activities performed by unfair actors who use these digital assets based on privacy-centric distributed ledger technology, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is planning to examine the feasibility of tracking such transactions. According to the recently-published pre-solicitation notice, the DHS wants to find out whether it will be possible to track and evaluate transactions on blockchain that are carried out with the involvement of privacy coins.
December 06, 2018 5:07 AM

Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Stellar, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, TRON, Monero: Price Analysis, Dec. 5
While expert opinions over Bitcoin?s future vary, the current bear market has failed to deter investment from large players, showing that interest in the space in alive and well. As expert opinions vary over Bitcoin?s future at the end of the year, what is the outlook for different coins in the short term? Let?s consult the charts The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange.
December 06, 2018 1:21 AM

Uncle Sam Wants to Snoop on Your Monero Transactions
The United States Department of Homeland Security has announced its intention to develop a monitoring framework to effectively track Zcash and Monero transactions through enhanced forensic analytics capabilities. In a newly released document, the DHS reveals that it aims to achieve this by designing ?a product to support the implementation of block chain based forensics, data analysis, and information sharing.? Released on November 30, the agency?s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) FY19 Pre-Solicitation document has been made available to interested parties, giving them an opportunity to comment or request information about selected topic areas, one of which is ?Blockchain Applications for Homeland Security Forensic Analytics?.
December 05, 2018 9:21 PM

DHS Wants to Track Monero and Zcash Transactions
Cryptocurrencies are supposed to bring us back the control of our own money. Ever since the Bitcoin was introduced to the world in 2009, its mass adoption is increasing day by day, which leads to the appearance of the new cryptocurrencies, so-called altcoins (alternative to Bitcoin). Although every crypto transaction is recorded and available on the blockchain, some projects like Zcash and Monero developed the protocol that enables transactions to remain private. DHS aims to track Zcash and Monero transactions. On November 30th, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the United States released topics for their Small Business Innovation Research Program in FY19 PreSolicitation document, with 10 topics descriptions.
December 05, 2018 7:41 PM

Transactions on Privacy Coins like Monero To Undergo Forensic Analysis by the U.S Government
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) of the United States is working towards ensuring that Blockchain technology is not misused illegally. It has released a pre-solicitation document which will push the study of the feasibility of tracking private transactions from privacy coins like Monero and Zcash. A statement made in the document highlighted DHS?s positivity on Blockchain but not in ways it is being used illegally- ?While these features are desirable, there is similarly a compelling interest in tracing and understanding transactions and actions on the blockchain of an illegal nature.? Pre-solicitation is the first step for a government research grant. Hence, in this case, it will help understand and analyze suspicious transactions through private cryptocurrency transactions. It comes at a time when the U.S Treasury Department has placed Bitcoin addresses on sanction for the first time due to two Iranian hackers. These Iranian hackers were charged for creating the SamSam ransomware software and extorting millions of Dollars through Bitcoin. Hence the US watchdogs are now keeping a closer eye on privacy coins that are made to avoid the transparent address details Bitcoin and Ethereum tend to show.
December 05, 2018 4:26 PM

Monero [XMR] available on cryptocurrency ATMs in Switzerland
Allow to send web push notifications to your desktop. The privacy centric crypto Monero has been added to cryptocurrency ATMs in Switzerland by the crypto-broker Bity, as per their official blog. Monero, grabbing the 12th spot atop the global coin ladder with a market cap of under $1 billion, the crypto will certainly get a major boost with this ease of access implementation. XMR slipped out of the top 10 after the hardfork Bitcoin SV surged during the last week of November. Binance Coin which is just one place behind XMR is gaining massively following Binance?s collaboration with Decentraland, another concern for Monero.
December 05, 2018 3:37 PM

Monero was just added on Crypto ATMs in Switzerland
Continuing on our trend of rolling out new features and upgrades to our products, we can now happily announce that Monero (XMR) is available to buy on our crypto ATMs. Monero is a cryptocurrency with a focus on private and censorship-resistant transactions by implementing what they refer to as 'stealth addresses'. Monero uses cryptography to obscure sending and receiving addresses, as well as transacted amounts. This creates an additional layer of privacy for its users that is not possible through crypto that uses transparent blockchains, such as Bitcoin and Ether. Learn more about Monero here.
December 05, 2018 3:42 AM

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