Cryptocurrency – Bitcoin v. Libra technical differences July 2019

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There are significant Bitcoin v. Libra cryptocurrency differences from technical & business perspectives https://www.pcmag.com/news/369418/crypto-comparison-why-bitcoin-and-libra-are-vastly-differen https://cryptopotato.com/libra-vs-bitcoin-what-is-facebooks-libra-coin-why-is-it-different-from-bitcoin/ As House and Senate committees gear up for hearings on Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency this week, let’s break down why the structure, technology, and goals of the digital currency are entirely different from Bitcoin.  A good place to start is this […]

Security – NCSC issues DSN hijacking advisory July 2019

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https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/news/ongoing-dns-hijacking-and-mitigation-advice https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/07/12/ncsc-releases-advisory-ongoing-dns-hijacking-campaign The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has released an advisory about an ongoing Domain Name System (DNS) hijacking campaign. The advisory details risks and mitigations for organizations to defend against this campaign, in which attackers use compromised credentials to modify the location to which an organization’s domain name resources resolve to […]

Atlassian JIRA – Critical Security update JULY 2019

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JIRA is a popular change & project management software system.  ADMINs should carefully apply this special security update for improved protection.  https://confluence.atlassian.com/jira/jira-security-advisory-2019-07-10-973486595.html https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/07/11/atlassian-releases-security-updates-jira This advisory discloses a critical severity security vulnerability which was introduced in version 4.4.0 (and higher) of Jira Server & Jira Data Center.   There is a server-side template injection vulnerability in Jira Server and […]


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