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If you've been tempted to get in on the blockchain currency racket, first read tech writer Mark Frauenfelder's story of losing access to $US30,000 ($39,186) in bitcoin. Ask yourself if you could handle the stress of trying to guess a seven-digit PIN, knowing that every time you guessed wrong, your money would get locked away for hours, then days, then years. Ask yourself what you'd do if your investment paid off tenfold, only to disappear in a fire.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Cybercrime is no joke. In fact, the global cost of cybercrime is expected to reach more than $2 trillion by 2019, which means it's in everyone's best interest to learn how to defend themselves from malicious hacking attacks. That's where the Zero to Hero Cyber Security Hacker Bundle comes in handy. Whether you're looking to make a career out of hunting hackers or simply better your own online defenses, this collection trains you in the best tactics and strategies to defend yourself in less than 15 hours.

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Even when you're covering your tracks by opening a new incognito window, your web browsing history might not be as private as you think. Information about what you do online, down to every single URL, can likely be purchased on the web by anyone who wants it. And while in most cases people are making those purchases for marketing reasons, they could choose to use their newfound knowledge maliciously as well.

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Allegations that Kaspersky's well-known end point security software has been used to provide Russian intelligence agencies with access to sensitive data, potentially creating a backdoor into millions of computers, have been made by The New York Times. With US government agencies already directed to remove the software from computers, the writing is on the wall for the Russian software giant.

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Famed white hat hacker Marcus Hutchins -- better known as "MalwareTech" -- was arrested by the FBI yesterday while trying to fly home to the United Kingdom from Las Vegas. The 22-year-old security researcher gained mainstream fame earlier this year as the guy who stopped the destructive WannaCry ransomware from spreading, and had been partying with friends near the Black Hat and Defcon hacker conferences before his arrest. Now, he faces serious federal charges for allegedly creating the Kronos banking trojan. But he's supposed to be the good guy!

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Those familiar the Old Testament will be familiar with the axiom from Exodus and Leviticus “An eye for an eye”. In short, it means if someone hurts you, hurt them back equally. Thankfully, we have moved on from retribution-based justice - or so I thought. Republican congressman Tom Graves says we should be able to hunt the hackers that attack us and give them a dose of their own medicine.

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US authorities have arrested a reportedly shady character who goes by the alias 'Severa' in Spain. Severa, whose real name is Pyotr Levashov, is a Russian spammer who is listed at Number 7 in Spamhaus' Top 10 Spammer list. It's alleged Severa was involved in the "hacking" of the recent US Presidential election. But what is hacking an election? Aren't all elections "hacked" in the sense that parties dig up and release dirt on each other in the hope of influencing the outcome?

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There’s been an uproar over new software locks that prevent farmers from performing their own repairs on John Deere tractors. But the farmers have struck back, by using tractor firmware that has been cracked in Eastern Europe.