Bitcoin hacking: Quantum computers are no threat to cryptocurrency

Bitcoin is theoretically vulnerable to being cracked by quantum computers, but calculations show they would need to be a million times larger than those that exist today Technology 25 January 2022 By Matthew Sparkes Bitcoin could one day be threatened by quantum computers – but not yet blackdovfx/Getty Images Quantum computers would need to become … Read more

Hacking the Ransomware Problem – Scientific American

During a ransomware hack, attackers infiltrate a target’s computer system and encrypt its data. They then demand a payment before they will release the decryption key to free the system. This type of extortion has existed for decades, but in the 2010s it exploded in popularity, with online gangs holding local governments, infrastructure and even … Read more

iPhone hack: NSO malware builds a computer inside your phone to steal data

An incredibly sophisticated piece of malware developed by the Israeli tech firm NSO Group works by creating an entirely separate computer inside the memory of an iPhone, allowing attackers to snoop and steal data Technology 16 December 2021 By Matthew Sparkes The hack targeted iPhones Photo by Richard Drew/AP/Shutterstock NSO Group, an Israeli tech firm, … Read more