Security Now! Transcript of Episode #306

REF: ezBTC Facebook Page - David Smillie - 1081627 BC Ltd - Nanaimo RCMP 2019-15488

Hi,
Many of you are wondering about ezBTC (1081627 BC Ltd) Facebook Page lately and what you can do.
https://www.facebook.com/ezbtc/
My suggestions to everyone right now is to do the following.
  1. Report your details to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police then email Michelle @ [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) and reference the file number "Nanaimo RCMP 2019-15488"
  2. British Columbia Securities Commission can be contacted with the following complaint form.
https://ca.research.net/bcsc-complaint-form
  1. Here is another option for small claims disputes under $5000. The Civil Resolution Tribunal lets you resolve your dispute with ezBTC when and where it’s convenient for you. This could be at home, at work, on your phone, or at the local library.
https://civilresolutionbc.ca
  1. You can also report to the FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation - Internet Crime Complaint Centre (IC3)
https://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx
  1. Contact your bank and credit card company to see if you are covered under insurance or fraud protection.
After working with around 60 people and collecting their statements I think we have enough information to take to the RCMP, report this and get it investigated further.
I can confirm that while the investigation was occuring. 170+ Litecoin (LTC) was removed from the wallets and sent to an offsite exchange. It's this reason I need to gather crypto transaction info in order to trace funds.
I can also confirm that out of a cluster of 1215 Bitcoin (BTC) address contain less then $100 across 2 wallets.
I can also confirm of a bank draft from the Credit Union is in Dave's possession worth 1.7 to 1.8 million which was going to be deposited around July / August time.
I can also confirm that David Smillie was acting alone. None of his temporary / part time staff / contractors were involved.
After working with users to determine their deposits, withdraws, exchange wallets, transactions and date/time stamps I was able to conclude that the funds were also being sent to other gambling sites in the background.
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Gridcoin Mandatory Update 4.0.0.0 Released - CBR!

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Well folks the day has finally come. Gridcoin's newest mandatory, 4.0.0.0, CBR is here.
Betsy is ready for showtime!
 
4.0.0.0 is a mandatory update for all users. This means you must update your wallet before the hard fork date or you will be left behind. The hard fork is set at block 1,420,000. This is approximately 20 days from now. We expect the hard fork to occur on either November 7th or 8th. Please update before then!
 
The biggest change in 4.0 is, of course our new block version, v10. This brings CBR (constant block rewards) to Gridcoin. Instead of earning 1.5% APR from Proof of Stake, every block will instead be worth a static 10 GRC. This change follows network consensus through three seperate polls with the aim to increase network difficulty, and by extension, increase the strength and security of the Gridcoin blockchain.
 
If you wish to see resources about how to optimize your staking for CBR, please see this excellent post by core developer @jamescowens.
 
Download the update from GitHub here.
 
Linux PPAs are now updated!
The Windows MSI can be downloaded here. Checksum.
Full changelog for the 4.0 release:
 
Added
Linux nodes can now stake superblocks using forwarded contracts, #1060 (@tomasbrod). 
Changed
Replace interest with constant block reward #1160 (@tomasbrod). Fork is set to trigger at block 1420000. Raise coinstake output count limit to 8 #1261 (@tomasbrod). Port of Bitcoin hash implementation #1208 (@jamescowens). Minor canges for the build documentation #1091 (@Lenni). Allow sendmany to be used without an account specified #1158 (@Foggyx420). 
Fixed
Fix cpids and validcpids not returning the correct data #1233 (@Foggyx420). Fix listsinceblock not showing mined blocks to change addresses, #501 (@Foggyx420). Fix crash when raining using a locked wallet #1236 (@Foggyx420). Fix invalid stake reward/fee calculation (@jamescowens). Fix divide by zero bug in getblockstats RPC #1292 (@Foggyx420). Bypass historical bad blocks on testnet #1252 (@Quezacoatl1). Fix MacOS memorybarrier warnings #1193 (@ghost). 
Removed
Remove neuralhash from the getpeerinfo and node stats #1123 (@Foggyx420). Remove obsolete NN code #1121 (@Foggyx420). Remove (lower) Mint Limiter #1212 (@tomasbrod). 
 
Thank you to all our of dedicated developers for all the hard work and long nights that have gone into making this release a reality. Thank you also to all of the dedicated folks on testnet who have been so helpful in finding and helping solve critical issues before we released this massive overhaul. We couldn't have done this without your help.
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Gridcoin Community Classroom #011

Need some $GRC to get your wallet going? We will be giving away 5 FREE GRC to anyone that needs it, up to 100 GRC per hangout!
Free Gridcoins are provided by the other members of the hangout as a kind gesture from the community.
What is Gridcoin?
Gridcoin securely rewards BOINC computation on top of Proof of Stake. Reward allocation is distributed, not centralized unlike other distributed computing related cryptocurrencies.
More info: https://steemit.com/beyondbitcoin/@cm-steem/gridcoin-securely-rewarding-boinc-computation-on-top-of-pos/
This weekend: Community social platforms and other fun stuff!
Live voice support will commence afterwards. New and old users alike are encouraged to join. :)
Where can I listen to these things?
https://www.twitch.tv/fkinglag
https://dsound.audio/#/@peppernrino
https://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp?masterId=142176
https://soundcloud.com/gridcoin-community-hangouts
https://www.mixcloud.com/gridcoin_hangouts/
https://www.youtube.com/GridcoinHangouts
Gridcoin Hangout #052 RSVP & Topic suggestion thread: https://steemit.com/gridcoin/@peppernrino/gridcoin-community-hangout-052
Gridcoin Classroom #010 thread: https://steemit.com/gridcoin/@peppernrino/gridcoin-community-classroom-010
Gridcoin Classroom #011 will be held on: March 24, 2018 @ 6pm UTC.
Compare 6pm UTC to your time zone! : http://everytimezone.com/#2018-3-24,360,c8l
How to join the Gridcoin Classroom
Step 1: Join our Discord: https://discord.me/gridcoin Step 2: Join the hangout voice channel in the Social category. Step 3: Please show up a bit early for sound check, and to get acquainted. :D
A massive shout out to the BeyondBitcoin community & @officialfuzzy for providing the Gridcoin community a room in their mumble server for free for every Classroom until now (even they have switched to Discord), @cm-steem, for hosting the first ~35 Hangouts. And to @fkinglag, for helping me produce the Classrooms and Hangouts, and getting our message seen in more places. :D
Thanks for reading, and follow me for more Gridcoin-related updates!
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Gridcoin Community Hangout #053

Need some $GRC to get your wallet going? We will be giving away 5 FREE GRC to anyone that needs it, up to 100 GRC per hangout!
Free Gridcoins are provided by the other members of the hangout as a kind gesture from the community.
Want to suggest a topic to discuss?
Reply with your suggestions in this Steemit post, or on the Reddit repost, and we will discuss your topic in chronological order of submission.
Can we discuss anything?
It's advisable to stay generally on topic, attendees are distributed around the world so they may not (likely won't) share the same views regarding controversial topics not related to Gridcoin/BOINC/computers/cryptocurrency.
What is Gridcoin?
Gridcoin securely rewards BOINC computation on top of Proof of Stake. Reward allocation is distributed, not centralized unlike other distributed computing related cryptocurrencies.
More info: https://steemit.com/beyondbitcoin/@cm-steem/gridcoin-securely-rewarding-boinc-computation-on-top-of-pos/
Where can I listen to the raw live stream?
https://www.twitch.tv/fkinglag
Where can I listen to edited versions of the hangouts?
https://dsound.audio/#/@peppernrino https://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp?masterId=142176 https://soundcloud.com/gridcoin-community-hangouts https://www.mixcloud.com/gridcoin_hangouts/ https://www.youtube.com/GridcoinHangouts
Past episode details: https://steemit.com/gridcoin/@peppernrino/gridcoin-community-hangout-052
Last Classroom details: https://steemit.com/gridcoin/@peppernrino/gridcoin-community-classroom-011
Why are we holding these hangouts?
A conference call can provide significant advantages over communicating via text.
To create opportunities to inform the public of new Gridcoin, BOINC, and related services & their development progress.
To bridge relations between the cryptocurrency & BOINC communities, and our users.
To be transparent in our actions.
How long will the hangout last?
Shooting for a hard limit of 2 hours/the amount of topics.
Gridcoin Hangout #053 will be held on:
March 31, 2018 @ 7pm UTC.
Compare 7pm UTC to your time zone! http://everytimezone.com/#2018-3-31,420,c8l
How to join the Gridcoin hangout:
Step 1: Join our Discord: https://discord.me/gridcoin
Step 2: Join the hangout voice channel in the Social category.
That's it!
Everyone is encouraged to join, especially those who suggest topics of discussion in this thread.
A massive shout out to the BeyondBitcoin community & @officialfuzzy for providing the Gridcoin community a room in their mumble server for free for every hangout until now (even they have switched to Discord), @cm-steem, for hosting the first ~35 Hangouts. Also, to @fkinglag for providing a live stream of the Hangouts and Classrooms for more ways to get in on the action! :D
Thanks for reading, and follow me for more Gridcoin-related updates!
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Gridcoin Community Hangout #052

This will be our first hangout in the Gridcoin Discord channel! We hope to increase attendance by hosting the hangout in an application that people already idle in. So, come one, come all! :D
Need some $GRC to get your wallet going? We will be giving away 5 FREE GRC to anyone that needs it, up to 100 GRC per hangout!
Free Gridcoins are provided by the other members of the hangout as a kind gesture from the community.
Want to suggest a topic to discuss?
Reply with your suggestions in this Steemit post, or on the Reddit repost, and we will discuss your topic in chronological order of submission.
Can we discuss anything?
It's advisable to stay generally on topic, attendees are distributed around the world so they may not (likely won't) share the same views regarding controversial topics not related to Gridcoin/BOINC/computers/cryptocurrency. What is Gridcoin?
Gridcoin securely rewards BOINC computation on top of Proof of Stake. Reward allocation is distributed, not centralized unlike other distributed computing related cryptocurrencies.
More info: https://steemit.com/beyondbitcoin/@cm-steem/gridcoin-securely-rewarding-boinc-computation-on-top-of-pos/
Where can I listen to the raw live stream?
https://www.twitch.tv/fkinglag
Where can I listen to edited versions of the hangouts?
https://dsound.audio/#/@peppernrino https://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp?masterId=142176 https://soundcloud.com/gridcoin-community-hangouts https://www.mixcloud.com/gridcoin_hangouts/ https://www.youtube.com/GridcoinHangouts Past episode details: https://steemit.com/gridcoin/@peppernrino/gridcoin-community-hangout-051
Last Classroom details: https://steemit.com/gridcoin/@peppernrino/gridcoin-community-classroom-010
Why are we holding these hangouts?
A conference call can provide significant advantages over communicating via text. To create opportunities to inform the public of new Gridcoin, BOINC, and related services & their development progress. To bridge relations between the cryptocurrency & BOINC communities, and our users. To be transparent in our actions.
How long will the hangout last?
Shooting for a hard limit of 2 hours.
Gridcoin Hangout #052 will be held on:
March 17, 2018 @ 7pm UTC.
Compare 7pm UTC to your time zone! http://everytimezone.com/#2018-3-17,420,c8l
How to join the Gridcoin hangout:
Step 1: Join our Discord: https://discord.me/gridcoin
Step 2: Join the hangout voice channel in the Social category.
That's it!
Everyone is encouraged to join, especially those who suggest topics of discussion in this thread.
A massive shout out to the BeyondBitcoin community & @officialfuzzy for providing the Gridcoin community a room in their mumble server for free for every hangout until now (even they have switched to Discord), @cm-steem, for hosting the first ~35 Hangouts. Also, to @fkinglag for providing a live stream of the Hangouts and Classrooms for more ways to get in on the action! :D
Thanks for reading, and follow me for more Gridcoin-related updates!
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YSK: The linux command "echo 'passphrase' | shasum" generates a valid Brainwallet key without using external applications.

Edit: There's a small error in the title. It's Sha256sum, not shasum.
It is recommended that you use this in a live CD. If you use a Live CD you can use this method even if you're a Windows user.
There is a linux command that allows you to easily generate Brainwallet keys without needing to use or trust external services. Here's the instructions:
  1. Open a terminal.
  2. Type "unset HISTFILE". This will turn off the terminal's history.
  3. Type "echo -n 'your secret phrase here' | sha256sum"
  4. Safe the output to a secure place.
Now you've got the private key to your new Brainwallet Bitcoin Address.
Import it to your favourite client, which will recalculate the corresponding public address or download a copy of www.bitaddress.org and use the "Wallet details" section while offline.
Now you know both: The private key and the public address. The brain wallet can be regenerated at any point using the same command. It is the same brainwallet that www.brainwallet.org would generate.
Important: You should do all this from a live CD for better security. A live CD is a new operating system that runs straight from a CD and is not affected my any malware you have on your computer.
You should also be totally disconnected from the internet. If you download a copy of bitaddress on an USB, you can then plug it in and use while using the live CD.
I recommend Lubuntu, a lightweight distribution: www.lubuntu.net
Update: Use this website to calculate how strong your passphrases are against a Brute Force attack https://www.grc.com/haystack.htm (assuming you don't use dictionary words only).
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