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HP Security Briefing, episode 15 - Bitcoin and security

In the July 2014 Security Briefing we look at Bitcoin, the largest of the emerging class of value-exchange mechanisms called cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin and security (part 3 of 3)

In the final post of our Bitcoin series, we look at the possibilities for cybercrime involving the cryptocurrency – as a target, as an exchange mechanism, and as a contributing element.

Bitcoin and Security: part 2 of 3

Delving more deeply into the mechanisms of Bitcoin, I examine how Bitcoin tackles two potential problems – counterfeiting and the fair distribution of currency – through interesting architectural choices, and show how two potential “wrongs” not only make a right, but provide fundamental strength to the system.

Bitcoin and security (part 1 of 3)

In the first post of a three-part series, we look at Bitcoin basics: how it works, where its security profile fits into the eternal confidentiality-integrity-availability triad, and why the underpinnings of the currency are a noteworthy attempt to solve one of Internet security’s thorniest problems. We also take a peek at the guts of a Bitcoin ATM – and recognize a familiar operating system under the hood.

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