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Detection of Malicious or Black IP Addresses Via Analysis of Daily Darknet Traffic

The world has recently began to recognize the significance and dangerous impact of various forms of network vulnerabilities. Moreover, cybercriminals can exploit these vulnerabilities to phish sensitive and private information from the machines of vulnerable web users. As such, researchers have recently began to thoroughly study how countermeasures can be created to solve various network vulnerability issues. A recently published ... Read More »

Malware Analysis Tools Explained

When it comes to malware infections, you can never get comfortable with your own system and paranoia is your best friend, as we can observe in the second episode of the third season of Mr Robot, when Elliot uses rkhunter to control if a malware has been installed on his computer. In this article we’ll see that is possible to ... Read More »

Geographical Analysis of Drug Trafficking On a Popular Darknet Marketplace

  Cryptomarkets are novel forms of online marketplaces, hosted on darknets, that simplify the trading of a myriad of illegal and illicit merchandize, namely drugs. Even though most relevant academic research studies focus on illegal drugs, a wide variety of other products and goods that are related to identity, or financial fraud, counterfeit goods or replicas, in addition to doping ... Read More »

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Bitcoin price Analysis 28 July 2017

Bitcoin’s Civil War is not yet over. These past 2 weeks, the price of Bitcoin was in limbo, trapped between breaking higher or breaking down to lower levels. An impending blockchain hardfork on August 1 is perhaps responsible for the tension that could send prices lower. But there is also the overarching bullish trend from late 2016 that is set ... Read More »

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Bitcoin price analysis 19th July

Bitcoin is in Trouble This week Bitcoin’s internal wrangles, that have intensified over the past 4 months, dragged down prices to below the $2000 price level. Within hours, price painted a red candles spiralling down under the weight of the bitcoin scaling deadlock. The fast approaching August deadlines, that threaten to split bitcoin into 3 or more chains, turned into ... Read More »

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Bitcoin Price Analysis 12 July 2017

Will Bitcoin Tear Itself Apart? This week, the Bitcoin market sentiment seemed to suddenly turn from bullish to bearish overnight. Alternative cryptocurrency markets also turned bearish, as the sharp decline of bitcoin dragged everything down with it. Ethereum dropped 40% from $280 to a low $198 as at writing this. Bitcoin market dominance, a metric that tracks the market capitalization ... Read More »

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Bitcoin Price Analysis July 4th

The Scaling Debate Weighs on the price of Bitcoin Over the past 3 weeks, the price of Bitcoin has been reflective of the tension in the community surrounding a protocol scaling deadlock. Traders are clutching at straws, hoping for a return to the exciting bull trend since 2015. But the failure to break the $3,000 level, and a scaling debate ... Read More »

Handwriting Analysis Used to Identify Ohio Fentanyl Vendor

In May, federal law enforcement agencies were tasked with making undercover fentanyl purchases from darknet vendors. On May 30, a Homeland Security Agent found a listing leading to the arrest of a couple from Cincinnati, Ohio. According to the Criminal Complaint, the investigation into the couple’s activities involved a Homeland Security agent and an inspector from the United States Postal ... Read More »

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Bitcoin Price Analysis June 13 2017

The Flippening Bitcoin’s teething problems have not gone unnoticed. This week, Ethereum came closer to surpassing the market cap of Bitcoin. ETH price broke past $300 to an all time high of $400, backed by mainstream media and speculator bids on the flippening. Bitcoin’s scaling deadlock and high transaction fees, have led to doubt amongst investors over its continued dominance ... Read More »

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Bitcoin Price Analysis for 29th May 2017

Is Bitcoin in a Bubble? Bitcoin was back in the news this week, after another strong rally to a new all time high of $2760 on May 25, 1430 UCT. Bitcoin continues to prove critics wrong and rope in new investors, speculators, news anchors and traditional wall street money. ABC news Australia had a news segment 3 days in a ... Read More »

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Bitcoin price analysis April 21 2017

The price of Bitcoin looks ripe for an attempt to break past the all time $1350 high on Western exchanges. In fact, a significant segment of the market is extremely bullish with forecasts as high as $1400, $1600 and even $2000. Since the sharp sell off to $891, after the $1350 pre-ETF announcement high, price has been going up in ... Read More »

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Bitcoin Price analysis April 13 2017

The price of Bitcoin has been trending up the last 3 weeks, making consistent zig zag pattern from $891 to a high of $1229. What looks like a renewed bull trend has given life to bullish hopes. From the traders’ forums, to twitter forecasts and price analysis – almost everyone seems to be bullish. Some analysts are predicting lofty highs ... Read More »

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Bitcoin Price Analysis 29th March 2017

The Bitcoin Bull Trap This week the price of Bitcoin broke down to new lows, last seen in 2016 before the infamous run up to $1350. It has only been 20 days since the top. $895 caught plenty of traders off guard, as they soaked in the reality of a hard fork induced bear market. Since the last price analysis, ... Read More »

A Comprehensive Privacy Analysis of Tor Hidden Services

Tor is one of the most popular darknets, which is known for its high levels of anonymity. Even though Tor’s protocol and its relay security have been thoroughly studied, there is currently no detailed analysis of the framework and privacy of hidden web services on this widely used darknet. To address this, a group of researchers formulated a specialized analysis ... Read More »

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Exploratory Data Analysis for Tor Marketplaces – The Drugs’ Case

The world of anonymous marketplaces represents a novel channel for black markets, which offer a wide variety of illegal merchandize. For most marketplaces on the darknet, the overall incidence of sales is still not comparable with the sales incidence of similar physical markets. Nevertheless, given the fact that it reflects an essential trade channel, offering opportunities to new as well ... Read More »