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Pony/CoinThief: Apple iOS and OS X Bug the Target?

pony cointhief botnet

Reports of Apple's urgent promises to fix a bug that allows intruders to spy on financial, email, and other personal data in OSX have been in the media since last week. Now researchers have identified the Pony Trojan, which, as coincidence would have it, is known to have spied on financial, email and other personal data via web forms. In the process, Pony heisted more than 700,000 online account...

CoinThief Malware Stealing Bitcoins from Mac Users

Contrary to popular belief, Macs do in fact get viruses. It's just that 91% of the world uses Windows while only 7% of the world uses OSX (The remaining percentage uses Linux). As such, virus makers have more incentive to create malware for Windows, because it simply makes sense to target the majority of computer users. This is generally great news for Mac users, since they remain virtually virus...

An Interview with Wendell Davis from Hive Wallet

Interview with Wendell Davis: Developer of Hive Wallet

  Hive (sometimes stylised as "hive") is perhaps the most beautiful and user-friendly Bitcoin wallet to date. If Apple were to develop a Bitcoin wallet, it would probably look something like this (although it's pretty unlikely that Apple would given its stance on Bitcoin apps). Recently, I had the pleasure of talking to Wendell Davis, one of the developers behind Hive. Here's how our...

The Top 3 Videos from Reddit's Bitcoin vs Apple Video Contest

Bitcoin vs Apple Videos

There is currently a video contest happening on Reddit, and the point of the contest is to remix Apple's old ad that talks about "misfits" being the ones who change the world in a Bitcoin vs Apple scenario. While Apple has always been a company known for "thinking different", it seems that philosophy may have ended many years ago. In reality, Apple is a company creating closed-source applications...

CryptoCoaster 5 - Recent Events + This Week's Key Levels

Cryptocurrency Investment Club

In the 5th CryptoCoaster episode, I discuss my recent trade, some of the major stories of the previous week and the breaking Barclays story. Key levels for the week ahead are identified. Stories: 1) Mt. Gox. 2) Cypress. 3) Apple. 4) Russia. 5) Barclays. - This is a part of the Cryptocurrency Investment Club by CryptoCoinsNews.com Join our EXCLUSIVE Cryptocurrency Investment Club! Receive BREAKING...

Apple Approves Dogecoin Wallet App for iOS

Yes, really. After just recently removing Blockchain from the App Store, Apple has approved the first Dogecoin wallet app for the App Store. It's called MYDOGE, and it's available free for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches. This is pretty surprising seeing that Apple's been aggressively removing Bitcoin wallets from the App Store. Why should Dogecoin be treated any differently? It seems that...

Angry Bitcoin Users Destory iPhones Over Apple's Blockchain Ban

Just yesterday, Apple pulled Blockchain.info's wallet app from the App Store without any clear reason. This was the last remaining wallet app on the App Store, and its removal annoyed quite a lot of Apple users. Some expressed mild to moderate disapproval over twitter. Apple not interested in #bitcoin: They just want your dollars, I guess. — munin (@munin) February 6, 2014 Others however, seem to...

Blockchain iPhone App Removed from App Store. Blockchain Responds

Less than an hour ago, Apple pulled Blockchain.info's iPhone app from the App Store without any specific reason. The email that Blockchain CEO Nicolas Cary received stated that the app had been "removed from the App Store due to an unresolved issue." Interestingly, Blockchain was the only Bitcoin wallet app on the App Store, as other wallet apps such as Coinbase were yanked last year. So at the...

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