New Dark-Web Market Is Selling Zero-Day Exploits to Hackers

New Dark-Web Market Is Selling Zero-Day Exploits to Hackers

A darknet marketplace called TheRealDeal Market has emerged, focusing on brokering hackers’ zero-day attack methods.

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An Algorithm to Make Online Currency as Trustworthy as Cash

An Algorithm to Make Online Currency as Trustworthy as Cash

An internet of money. That’s the dream. Through bitcoin and other digital currencies, so many activists, entrepreneurs, and opportunists are chasing the dream. They envision a world where we can trade money as easily as we trade data, where anyone can send and receive currency from any machine on earth, where our financial system is […]

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Silk Road Boss’ First Murder-for-Hire Was His Mentor’s Idea

Silk Road Boss’ First Murder-for-Hire Was His Mentor’s Idea

A newly revealed chat log shows it was not the creator of the Silk Road who first suggested enlisting the services of a hit man, but rather his top advisor and mentor.

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DEA Agent Charged With Acting as a Paid Mole for Silk Road

DEA Agent Charged With Acting as a Paid Mole for Silk Road

Nearly 18 months after the Silk Road online drug market was busted by law enforcement, the criminal charges rippling out from the case have now come full circle.

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Prosecutors Trace $13.4M in Bitcoins From the Silk Road to Ulbricht’s Laptop

Prosecutors Trace $13.4M in Bitcoins From the Silk Road to Ulbricht’s Laptop

If anyone still believes that bitcoin is magically anonymous internet money, the U.S. government just offered what may be the clearest demonstration yet that it’s not. A courtroom powerpoint presentation traced hundreds of thousands of bitcoins from the Silk Road anonymous marketplace for drugs directly to the personal computer of Ross Ulbricht, the 30-year-old accused of running that contraband bazaar.

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These Are the Hottest New Open Source Projects Right Now

These Are the Hottest New Open Source Projects Right Now

Gobs of new open source projects are released every year. Software company Black Duck tries to figure out which ones are actually catching on.

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Prosecutors Won’t Let a Jury See My Interview With Silk Road’s Dread Pirate Roberts

Prosecutors Won’t Let a Jury See My Interview With Silk Road’s Dread Pirate Roberts

Updated with Judge Katherine Forrest’s ruling on the prosecution’s motion below. The trial of Ross Ulbricht hinges on proving that Ulbricht is the Dread Pirate Roberts, a shadowy, pseudonymous kingpin who ran the massive online narcotics market known as the Silk Road. But as the case enters its second week, the prosecution wants to prevent Ulbricht’s defense […]

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