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Crypto-jacking, you could be mining cryptocurrency for criminals
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Crypto-jacking, you could be mining cryptocurrency for criminals 

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Netflix is the world’s leading internet entertainment service with over 120 million subscribers in over 190 countries, enjoying more than 140 million hours of TV shows and movies per day.

Today, Netflix offers three packages – Basic, Standard and Premium. Now the company is looking at adding a fourth option – Ultra.

Netflix is testing out a new “Ultra” subscription that would up the monthly price even higher than the current premium option $13.99.

It looks like the Ultra plan would cost $16.99 where you can have four simultaneous 4K streams at once. For those with a premium plan, you know that four streams are already offered on the Premium plan.

Crypto-jacking

Criminals can infect devices like smart fridges with untraceable cryptocurrency mining malware. The software uses the smart device’s computing power to mine digital currency, for the third party.

Cryptocurrency mining makes money. How much money a user can make mining is the amount of computing power they have, so computing power has value. Criminals are using computing

power from wherever they can sneak in the malware that does so. This is the new kind of hijacking.

Robots without the need for cameras

Most of the robots that were built need cameras to help them function. MIT is trying to remove cameras and it seems like they are succeeding. Their Cheetah 3 robot doesn’t need cameras to it see to run up a set of stairs.

This is a huge development in robotics that can help in many areas to make life a little easier, especially in cases where it is very dangerous for human to go.

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