Running Kodi on Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick? You’re at risk from cryptocurrency mining malware

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/12/kodi-amazon-fire-tv-danger/ Amazon’s Fire TV products are very popular with Kodi users, because it’s easy to install the media center software on it, along with any streaming add-ons. Users of Kodi … Read more

Cryptomining malware targets unpatched servers

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/14/cryptomining-unpatched-servers/ Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting unpatched server vulnerabilities to infect machines with cryptomining malware, according to a new report. The study from Check Point Software Technologies sees cryptomining malware dominate … Read more

Ubuntu Snap Store app contained cryptocurrency miner, showing open source doesn’t equal safe

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/13/ubuntu-snap-cryptocurrency/ There was a recent discovery that an app called “2048buntu” in the Ubuntu Snap Store contained cryptocurrency (Bytecoin) mining code. Thankfully, this app — and the developer’s other submissions … Read more

Intel Accelerated Memory Scanning offloads malware scanning to GPUs to boost performance

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/17/intel-threat-detection-technology-gpu-telemetry/ The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities really focused people’s attention on the security of processors, and Intel has been at pains to convince users that it takes security seriously. With … Read more