1. cageymaru

    Fake Adobe Flash Updater Installs Crytocurrency Miners

    Fake Adobe Flash installers are infecting computers with malicious programs such as the XMRig cryptocurrency miner. It fools users into thinking the program is legitimate by using genuine Adobe graphics and pop-up screens from the official Adobe installer. It even properly updates Adobe Flash...
  2. FrgMstr

    Monero Crypto Not as Anonymous as You Might Think

    If you have been mining Monero on your Threadripper, then using that cryptocurrency for buying hookers and blow, you might want to be aware those some of those older Monero transactions are not as private as you might think. Thanks cageymaru. All of which means Monero may continue to leak...
  3. R

    Apple Removes Calendar App That Mined Monero

    Apple removed a macOS app called "Calendar 2," which allowed users an alternative to paying for premium features, by letting the app mine for Monero in the background, according to a report from 9to5Mac. The reason it was removed from the Mac App Store after 3 days? It violated guideline 2.4.2...
  4. R

    Hackers Infect Android Phones And Smart TV's to Mine Monero

    Hackers have infected thousands of Android phones and smart TVs, turning the devices into Monero miners. Chinese cyber security firm 360Netlab announced that the attack affected more than 7,000 devices in China by taking advantage of an open port 5555. The report says that scan traffic for port...
  5. R

    Electric Cars Likely Won't Save You Money

    While electric cars have a lot of benefits, cost probably isn't one of them. In an article on Phys, they go into the math of buying and owning a Nissan Leaf vs. a Honda Civic, and the results really aren't that shocking. While the Leaf costs almost half as much as the Civic in fuel, and slightly...
  6. FrgMstr

    Threadripper Pays for Itself Using Cryptocurrency Mining @ [H]

    Threadripper Pays for Itself Using Cryptocurrency Mining If you could have your AMD Ryzen Threadripper pay for itself over time, would you? No matter your feelings towards cryptocurrency mining, you can get your Threadripper mining today, and paying for itself. The process could not be much...
  7. S

    Mining advice/suggestions

    Recently started mining and by recently I mean last night. Most of my rigs are ITX so all are single GPU setups; 2x270x, and a 380. Currently mining monero with claymore and getting 420-450H/s on the 270xs and 455-550H/s on the 380. I am using nicehash for CPU mining on two of the three...
  8. Zarathustra[H]

    Star Trek Themed Kirk Ransomware Brings us Monero and a Spock Decryptor

    Bleeping Computer is reporting that there is a new Star Trek themed ransomware in the wild, named the Kirk Ransomware. The ransomware apparently masquerades as a Low Orbit Ion Cannon executable, and once executed encrypts the drive of the affected computer, demanding a ransom payment using...