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May
5

Bitcoin stealer infected 700+ libraries of major programming language

In brief

  • Hackers targeted installation packages for the Ruby programming language.
  • RubyGems libraries were infected with malware; developers could accidentally install Bitcoin stealers.
  • Luckily, the attack was too obscure to ever work.

A cybersecurity firm discovered that over 700 libraries of the popular programming language, Ruby, contained malicious Bitcoin-stealing software.

ReversingLabs, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, disclosed its findings in a blog post on Thursday. Back in February, it wrote, hackers placed malicious files inside a package manager called RubyGems—which is usually used to upload and share improvements on existing pieces of software.

The hackers were trying to trick developers into downloading malware by using a method called “typosquatting”, which consists of uploading malicious packages with similar names to regular ones. By just changing a few characters of a file name, the hope was that a developer would mistakenly download an infected package—unwittingly providing the hacker with access to their system. 

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Apr
16

6 Major Reasons Why Technology is So Important Today

6 Major Reasons Why Technology is So Important Today

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Why is Technology So Important Today?

Technology has become an integral part of our daily life. To understand why technology is so important today, read on.

Have you ever wondered why technology is so important in today’s times? Literally, at every instance of time, you are surrounded by technology. Whether you are working or resting, you are always using technology. It is used everywhere and all the time. Its use has made life easier.

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Places far away have come closer, thanks to technology. The pace of life has increased. Communication is rapid, travel is fast, movement is easy, action is quick, interaction has sped up and so has life. Things that once took

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