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September 18, 2016, 08:39:36 PM
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Please wait for official security alert to be published at https://blog.ethereum.org/ - until then be careful what people claim.

So far we can confirm a memory leak in go-ethereum master branch (and probably earlier releases). More info soon.

Read about the issue here: https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/issues/3002

How will this affect the price midterm?
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September 18, 2016, 09:07:12 PM
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I don't see a drop. Where do you see the drop???

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September 19, 2016, 04:27:48 AM
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There was a slight drop but there was nothing serious about it. The price has recovered quickly and this shows that most of the holders are not letting go of their coins. A strength that was seen with bitcoins a few years ago.

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September 19, 2016, 04:37:43 AM
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Memory leak means you have to restart the program from time to time, else it could eat up all the available memory then freeze/crash.
It's nothing big and it's not a security issue.
I don't think it would cause dump unless more FUD is placed onto the forums.

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September 19, 2016, 04:46:09 AM
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I do not think whales visit this forum. There is very little value for them to do so unless they want to manipulate the users here.

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September 19, 2016, 05:51:38 AM
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I do not think whales visit this forum. There is very little value for them to do so unless they want to manipulate the users here.
yes indeed mate if whales will go here they will just make some shake and take advantage of weak holders panic reaction.

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September 19, 2016, 06:49:31 AM
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Memory leak means you have to restart the program from time to time, else it could eat up all the available memory then freeze/crash.
It's nothing big and it's not a security issue.
I don't think it would cause dump unless more FUD is placed onto the forums.

It is a security issue. That is why there is a security alert. You should not be using geth at this point and use adifferent implementation. Alternatively a fix is now on the develop branch: https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/pull/3006

The memory leak may also be used in a larget attack on your machine, e.g. side-channel attack.

Price wise it seems this had a midterm positive effect with ETH now 1%  higher than 24 hours ago. This could be driven by the fast analysis of the problem and euphoria for devcon.
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September 19, 2016, 08:57:55 AM
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The memory leak may also be used in a larget attack on your machine, e.g. side-channel attack.

Interesting, it looks like I made quite a mistake. Thanks for clearing this up.

Price wise it seems this had a midterm positive effect with ETH now 1%  higher than 24 hours ago. This could be driven by the fast analysis of the problem and euphoria for devcon.

Effective development is usually well received by the market. If it's in conjunction with other good news - even better.
But we'll see for real what actually happened on the markets only at the end of the day.

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