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DHS looking into tracking Monero and Zcash transactions

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 [PDF], 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… Read more →

OpSec mistake brings down network of Dark Web money counterfeiter

Image: Europol European law enforcement agencies scored a big win this week against criminals active on the Dark Web. In a press release today, Europol revealed that police in 13 countries conducted 300 house searchers and arrested 235 suspects who bought counterfeit euro banknotes from a Dark Web marketplace. All arrests made today are related to a successful case handled… Read more →

Infographic: Cloud demand

Using the cloud to turn governance into a business advantage New regulations, such as the recently enacted GDPR, create significant concerns for managers but these rules cannot be ignored. By making a shift to the cloud, your business can develop … Source Article from Cloud demand blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

The Microsoft 365 Insider test program is open for business

Microsoft has a Windows Insider test program. It has an Office Insider test program. Though it hasn’t promoted it much (yet), the company also has a Microsoft 365 Insider program. I saw a link to a Microsoft 365 Insider program sign-up/sign-in page thanks to The Walking Cat (@h0x0d) on Twitter. From that page: “If you’re all in on Windows and… Read more →

Microsoft is right; the iPad is a kid’s toy

“Gramdma don’t run out and buy an iPad. Fine when I was six but now I’m 10. My dreams are big so I need a real computer.” Microsoft’s Surface Go 2018 Holiday ad doesn’t pull its punches. And in many ways they’re right. The iPad is a kid’s toy. Must read: iOS 12.1: Tips and tricks to help you get… Read more →

Edge goes Chromium, and open source wins the browser wars

A little over twenty years ago, US Attorney General Janet Reno stated Microsoft had “used its monopoly power to develop a choke hold on the browser software needed to access the internet.” Although Microsoft would lose DoJ vs. Microsoft, Microsoft survived. The root cause of this near disaster? Microsoft’s attempt to kill off Netscape, Internet Explorer’s web browser rival. That… Read more →

Phones and more: The best of everything mobile in 2018

top picks The 10 best smartphones of 2018 All significant smartphone launches have now passed and as we approach the end of the year, the ten best shake out after more extended usage of each. Read More The term best is subjective, but after testing out a number of smartphones, wearables, tablets, and other mobile gear over the past year,… Read more →

Eastern European banks lose tens of millions of dollars in Hollywood-style hacks

Cyber-criminal gangs are believed to have stolen tens of millions of dollars from at least eight banks in Eastern Europe using tactics usually seen only in Hollywood movies. These “hacks” consisted of cyber-criminals entering bank offices to inspect and then leave malicious devices connected to the bank’s network. Russian cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab, which was called to investigate some of… Read more →

Industrial espionage fears arise over Chrome extension caught stealing browsing history

Valid arguments about a possible industrial espionage campaign are being raised surrounding a Google Chrome extension that was caught collecting browsing history, ZDNet has learned from ExtraHop, a real-time IT analytics firm. The company said today it detected the malicious code hidden inside a Google Chrome extension aimed at web developers. The extension, named Postman, is still available in the… Read more →

​What’s the best cloud storage for you?

directory We found 22 cloud services your business definitely needs to try When it comes to cloud services and software-as-a-service (SaaS), we’re all familiar with the usual players. But there’s a huge world of opportunity and available resources beyond Google, Dropbox, Salesforce, Amazon, and Microsoft. Read More In 2007, Drew Houston, Dropbox‘s CEO, got sick and tired of misplacing his… Read more →