The developers of Bitcoin Core has released an update that fixes a critical bug in the system. Bitcoin Core version 0.16.3 eliminates the possibility of denial-of-service (DoS) attack. Programmers strongly recommend that all network users immediately install the update. This writes Cointelegraph.
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Fixed an exploit still has the risk for previous versions of Bitcoin Core. The bug led to paint the wallet, inside one if block was detected the transaction, which twice uses the same input. Now Bitcoin Core will reject such blocks.
Professor of Cornell University Emin Kyeong-Sier said that hackers could cause serious damage to the Bitcoin network using this vulnerability. For this attack don’t need a huge amount of money and equipment for mining. According to Sirer, “many concerned people” would like to take this opportunity.
A very scary bug in Bitcoin Core has just been fixed which could have crashed a huge chunk of the Bitcoin network if exploited by any rogue miners. https://t.co/fMrgRiDaTP
— Cøbra (@CobraBitcoin) September 18, 2018
Casaba Security co-founder Jason Glassberg noted that the bug was a potential threat to a transaction in a network cryptocurrency. In this case, the attack on Bitcoin would be not aimed at the wallets, and the ability to transfer coins to each other.
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