Since my last update at the end of June, the core development team produced two minor bug-fix releases while working towards a major 0.9 release. We’ve reviewed and closed over 300 pull requests, which range from correcting the spelling of a word in a comment to major new features like the payment protocol. I’ll highlight […]
A particular component of android used to generate secure random numbers was found to contain a critical weakness. This weakness renders all Android wallets generated to date vulnerable to theft. Some popular Android apps include Bitcoin Wallet, Bitcoin Spinner, blockchain.info wallet, and Mycelium Wallet. Any Android applications where you don’t control the private keys are […]
All versions of bitcoind and Bitcoin-Qt prior to 0.6.2 are prone to a denial-of-service vulnerability. The vulnerability could lead to an attacker isolating a victim’s node and create blockchain forks. Click the link for technical details and additional information.
There’s a possibility that the attacker would be able to issue remote code execution by crashing your Bitcoin-Qt process. If you are running a Windows version of Bitcoin-Qt 0.5 through 0.6, you’ll want to immediately shut it down and upgrade to 0.5.3.1 or 0.6rc4. Again, this only affects the listed versions of Bitcoin-Qt on Windows. […]