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Two new attacks on Tor have recently been published. One inserts malware into software updates, the other compromises bitcoin transactions.

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Mt. Gox, the failed Bitcoin exchange, announced that it had found about 200,000 BTC in an old wallet that had not been used since June 2011. This information was revealed in a legal filing in Japan. That is like finding $118 Million in your old wallet that got lost in the cushions of your sofa. […]

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In episode 17 of The Privacy Blog Podcast for February, 2014 I talk about: The just completed RSA Security conference How an email can expose your location A guy who suffered extortion because his username was so valuable. What happened in the latest Bitcoin fiasco Exactly how secure Apple’s iMessage protocol is And finally how insurance […]

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The Mt. Gox Bitcoin Exchange Has Disappeared — Is Bankruptcy Next? | Re/code Here is another example of he problem with storing your cash in an untrustworthy entity. Many Bitcoin services are based on having some third party store your coins for you.This has now lead to major thefts or losses of coins on a […]