Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright on Monday revealed himself as the creator of the virtual Bitcoin currency to media outlets the BBC, The Economist and GQ magazine.
After years of speculation on the identity of the crypto-currency's founder, Wright presented proof that only the true creator of Bitcoin could have provided, the BBC said.
These days more and more items around our homes are connected to the internet. In theory, this sounds like a great idea, and it can be -- providing it is implemented correctly, meaning in a secure way. In practice, however, that isn't always the case. We've seen endless stories of what can go wrong, even Barbie dolls turned bad.
Scales are probably one of the last things you'd expect to be connected. Actually, though, that innovation came several years ago with a scale that tweeted your weight -- a great way of shaming you into continuing that diet and exercise program.
Jobert Abma, the 25-year-old cofounder of a hot startup called HackerOne, has been breaking into computers since he was 13.
And he's been been getting into hacking scrapes with his cofounder and best friend Michiel Prins for almost as long.
Growing up in the Netherlands, Abma gave Prins an unusual graduation present: the user name and password to a local TV station that did a regular news broadcast about the school. The duo then took control of the TV station and ran their own broadcast on live TV instead. "The TV station was not amused," Abma tells Business Insider.
The fact that plain passwords are no longer safe to protect our digital identities is no secret. For years, the use of two-factor authentication (2FA) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) as a means to ensure online account security and prevent fraud has been a hot topic of discussion.
Technological advances, especially in the mobile industry, have created new possibilities, and manufacturers and vendors are offering various multi-factor solutions in the domain of biometrics, physical tokens, software tokens and mobile codes.