Eric Wustrow, assistant professor at the University of Colorado Boulder and Benjamin VanderSloot, PHD student at the University of Michigan have created a cryptocurrency that rewards people for taking part in DDoS (“Distributed” Denial of Service) attacks on TLS web servers. The currency only works when the user’s computer targets a TLS-enabled website. TLS stands for Transport Layer Security, a cryptographic protocol for secure Internet communication.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Tech Worm