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Zerocoin Startup Revives the Dream of Truly Anonymous Money

Zerocoin Startup Revives the Dream of Truly Anonymous Money

After years of development, the perfectly anonymous cryptocurrency Zerocoin is finally showing signs of life, now as a stealthy startup.

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Brainflayer: A Password Cracker That Steals Bitcoins From Your Brain

Brainflayer: A Password Cracker That Steals Bitcoins From Your Brain

At the DefCon security conference, one hacker will release a new tool for cracking bitcoin “brain wallets.”

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Security News This Week: If the Patriot Act Expires It Won’t Spell Doom

Security News This Week: If the Patriot Act Expires It Won’t Spell Doom

Every weekend, WIRED Security rounds up the security vulnerabilities and privacy updates that didn’t quite rise to our level for in-depth reporting this week, but deserve your attention nonetheless.

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Silk Road Prosecutors Ask Judge to ‘Send a Message’ In Ulbricht Sentencing

Silk Road Prosecutors Ask Judge to ‘Send a Message’ In Ulbricht Sentencing

Prosecutors are determined to make an example of Ross Ulbricht—to deter other Dark Web market administrators from following in his footsteps.

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Silk Road Prosecutors Ask Judge to ‘Send a Message’ In Ulbricht Sentencing

Silk Road Prosecutors Ask Judge to ‘Send a Message’ In Ulbricht Sentencing

Prosecutors are determined to make an example of Ross Ulbricht—to deter other Dark Web market administrators from following in his footsteps.

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New Dark-Web Market Is Selling Zero-Day Exploits to Hackers

New Dark-Web Market Is Selling Zero-Day Exploits to Hackers

A darknet marketplace called TheRealDeal Market has emerged, focusing on brokering hackers’ zero-day attack methods.

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Silk Road Boss’ First Murder-for-Hire Was His Mentor’s Idea

Silk Road Boss’ First Murder-for-Hire Was His Mentor’s Idea

The allegation that the Silk Road’s Dread Pirate Roberts attempted to pay for six murders has loomed over the story of that massive online drug market. How could the pseudonymous figure preaching non-violent, libertarian ideals stoop to commissioning the paid killings of half a dozen people? Now a newly revealed chat log from the case […]

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DEA Agent Charged With Acting As A Paid Mole for Silk Road

DEA Agent Charged With Acting As A Paid Mole for Silk Road

Nearly 18 months after the Silk Road online drug market was busted by law enforcement, the criminal charges rippling out from the case have now come full circle: back to two of the law enforcement agents involved in the investigation, one of whom is accused of being the Silk Road’s mole inside the Drug Enforcement […]

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Prosecutors Trace $13.4M in Bitcoins From the Silk Road to Ulbricht’s Laptop

Prosecutors Trace $13.4M in Bitcoins From the Silk Road to Ulbricht’s Laptop

If anyone still believes that bitcoin is magically anonymous internet money, the U.S. government just offered what may be the clearest demonstration yet that it’s not. A courtroom powerpoint presentation traced hundreds of thousands of bitcoins from the Silk Road anonymous marketplace for drugs directly to the personal computer of Ross Ulbricht, the 30-year-old accused of running that contraband bazaar.

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Prosecutors Don’t Want A Jury To See My Interview With Silk Road’s Dread Pirate Roberts

Prosecutors Don’t Want A Jury To See My Interview With Silk Road’s Dread Pirate Roberts

The trial of Ross Ulbricht hinges on proving that Ulbricht is the Dread Pirate Roberts, a shadowy, pseudonymous kingpin who ran the massive online narcotics market known as the Silk Road. But as the case enters its second week, the prosecution wants to prevent Ulbricht’s defense lawyers from mentioning before a jury one potential clue—or red […]

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