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Beware! Crypto Mining Software Can Be Used to Steal Corporate Secrets

“Mining software is typically used for extracting cryptocurrency, but according to new data, it can also be used to steal corporate secrets” writes Nick Marinoff for livebitcoinnews.com. Troy Kent, a threat researcher at Awake University, claims that aside from creating alternate currencies, crypto mining software can be used for a much more malicious purpose.It sounds like pretty dangerous stuff, and Kent is unsure if hackers are already using this technique to attack companies or they’ve yet to discover it.He states: Cryptocurrency mining has paved the way for lots of sneaky…

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GM cuts may serve as warning for salaried workers

“Since 2008, The Associated Press found, roughly a third of major U.S. metro areas have lost a greater percentage of white-collar jobs than blue-collar jobs” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. Now that once-reliable route to prosperity appears to be vanishing, as evidenced by General Motors’ announcement this week that it plans to shed 8,000 white-collar jobs on top of 6,000 blue-collar ones.Although the job cuts took him and co-workers by surprise, Tracy Lucas, 54, a GM engine quality manager, decided to take the buyout and change careers. Source: aol.com

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Salaried workers beware: GM cuts are a warning for all

“Since 2008, The Associated Press found, roughly a third of major U.S. metro areas have lost a greater percentage of white-collar jobs than blue-collar jobs” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. Now that once-reliable route to prosperity appears to be vanishing, as evidenced by General Motors’ announcement this week that it plans to shed 8,000 white-collar jobs on top of 6,000 blue-collar ones.I don’t know.” Although the job cuts took him and co-workers by surprise, Tracy Lucas, 54, a GM engine quality manager, decided to take the buyout and change…

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Is travel insurance a ripoff? U.S. senator’s report says flyers should beware.

“But this firm offers to help people get compensated for disruptions] As airline travel has boomed, so has the travel insurance business” writes Fredrick Kunkle for washingtonpost.com. These policies add as much as 7.5 percent to the cost of a domestic ticket and more for some international tickets, according to “Flyer Beware: Is Travel Insurance Worth It?” [Senator suggests travel insurance is ripping off consumers.Airlines for America, the industry’s lobbing arm, couldn’t speak to the specifics of various travel insurance options, a spokeswoman said.At least some of the airlines and…

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Cybercrime Center in UK Urges Crypto…

“In addition, they are training their police force in the intricacies involved in dealing with virtual currencies in their investigations” writes Nikita Blows for livebitcoinnews.com. Even though the price of Bitcoin is nowhere near it’s December 2017 numbers, interest in the crypto industry is still high, for both fans and fraudsters alike.Some countries, like the United Kingdom, are already leading the way in fostering mass adoption for both blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.This comes in the wake of so-called clone firms popping up in another attempt to swindle people out of…

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Looking for an apartment? Beware of the five most common rental-fraud scams.

“In addition, 6.4 percent of renters lost money in a rental scam” reports washingtonpost.com. The survey found that 9.1 percent of renters in that age range had lost money to a rental scam.Younger renters, ages 18 to 29, are more likely to be victimized in a rental scam.Renters typically need to provide sensitive personal information when applying for a rental home and pay a security deposit. [What you don’t know about what’s in that apartment lease can hurt you big time] Among the most common rental-fraud scams, according to Apartment…

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