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2018-02-13 | Cryptomining bonanza, TCP Starvation, and Alexa has a new skill
Tuesday, February 13
It’s a cryptomining bonanza. Government machines in US and UK hijacked for cryptomining, and a drive-by cryptomining campaign targets millions of Android users. Mining bitcoin in a supercomputer in a Russian nuclear facility? Yup. And of course the ICO news website has a cryptominer installed. Should’ve seen that coming.
TWEET OF THE DAY
A huge amount of sites are doing this wrong still and this is such a beautiful attack. Often leads to account takeover due to CSRF-token leakage. Great job again @omer_gil! - @fransrosen
OTHER ARTICLES WE’RE READING
TCP Starvation: design flaw which affects most TCP services and allows for a new variant of denial of service
“Alexa, ask HackerOne what’s in the news?”
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