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Hacker Who Never Hacked Anyone Gets 33-Month Prison Sentence

A hacker who was arrested and pleaded guilty last year—not because he hacked someone, but for creating and selling a remote access trojan that helped cyber criminals—has finally been sentenced to serve almost three years in prison.

Taylor Huddleston, 26, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, pleaded guilty in July 2017 to one charge of aiding and abetting computer intrusions by building and intentionally selling a remote access trojan (RAT), called NanoCore, to hackers for $25.

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3 Reasons to use a WAF

Web application firewalls (WAFs) are an additional security layer that can be deployed to filter inbound traffic to web servers for malicious payloads and are a great defence when used as part of a secure system lifecycle.

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Hackers Exploiting 'Bitmessage' Zero-Day to Steal Bitcoin Wallet Keys

Bitmessage developers have warned of a critical ‘remotely executable’ zero-day vulnerability in the PyBitmessage application that was being exploited in the wild.

Bitmessage is a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) communications protocol used to send encrypted messages to users. Since it is decentralized and trustless communications, one need-not inherently trust any entities like root certificate authorities.

Those who unaware, PyBitmessage is the official client for Bitmessage messaging service.

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