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Blockchain platform EOS found containing critical security vulnerabilities

Security researchers have uncovered several security vulnerabilities in blockchain platform EOS, some of which can be exploited by hackers to remotely execute arbitrary code on EOS nodes.

Polish Credit Office to move up to 140M credit records to blockchain

The Polish Credit Office (BIK) has announced that it will be moving up to 140 million credit records to Blockchain in what is seen as a significant development in the use of Blockchain for secure document management.

Blockchain alone can't solve the Facebook problem

Internet users need a new kind of data permission system. Anything published on blockchain can be read by anyone, anywhere. That's kind of the whole point of it. So a new internet technology layer is needed to run on top of it.

5 Cyber security trends everyone should know about

There are five leading emerging cyber-security trends that everyone should know about: Prioritise cloud security; evolving ransomware; critical role of behavioural analytics/AI, Blockchain for security; Need for more cyber-sec pros.

Cryptocurrency: just for tax avoidance & paying cyber-hold-ups anonymously?

At a cursory glance, the cryptocurrency landscape looks an awful lot like the old Wild West - lawless, volatile, open; no viable law enforcement in sight. But is there also a more positive side to blockchain technology?

Hackers using blockchain to keep authorities at bay & to sustain operations

Cyber-criminals have taken advantage of blockchain technologies to keep their websites and domains secure from takedown attempts by authorities, selling "dedicated host servers" as hack-proof to other cyber-criminals.

Crypto exchange BitGrail and token developer Nano in coin theft dispute

Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail is feuding with the developers of Nano virtual tokens, with both sides pointing fingers after BitGrail issued an announcement claiming a malicious actor stole 17 million Nano coins.

With cyber-crime at its peak, is the cloud really secure?

The underlying principles of blockchains are perfect for creating data integrity across an enterprise's value chain, and, says Ian Smith, there are firms developing these 'enterprise blockchains': private, permission-based ledgers.

Dealing with DDoS - Blockchain would have saved Final Fantasy XIV

Stephen Holmes, suggests use of blockchain to thwart DDoS attacks, noting its collective computing power would require multiple nodes across multiple institutions to be attacked to overwhelm the full system.

IBM or Microsoft's vision for ID verification & device authentication?

Whether IBM or Microsoft's vision prevails, identity verification and device authentication are still a factor in security says Mike Lynch.

Blockchain: A multi-functional 'Swiss Army knife' for cyber-security

Blockchain is known for powering cryptocurrencies, but developers are finding many other innovative uses for crypto-secure transactions, write Adam Palmer and Michael Palage.

What can blockchain & Leonardo DiCaprio teach cyber-fraud management?

Ed Adshead-Grant discusses why blockchain is a wake-up call for cyber-fraud management.

Blockchain revolution: But where's the value?

Blockchain is held in high regard within tech circles. While cryptocurrencies using blockchain are thought of by some as facilitating cyber-crime and tax-dodging, blockchain can be used to achieve the opposite and is now predicted to revolutionise many business processes and democratise money itself.

Microsoft unveils "Project Bletchley" secure blockchain framework

Project Bletchley has been introduced by Microsoft and will use blockchain to secure financial transaction history and protect against fraud