Bitcoin Forum
May 22, 2019, 10:17:59 PM *
News: Latest Bitcoin Core release: 0.18.0 [Torrent] (New!)
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register More  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Electrum vulnerability allows arbitrary messages, phishing  (Read 2672 times)
theymos
Administrator
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 3402
Merit: 5538


View Profile
December 27, 2018, 01:17:14 PM
Merited by Vod (6), Foxpup (5), redsn0w (5), LoyceV (2), crairezx20 (2), Patel (2), Odeoke (2), chimk (2), mprep (1), NeuroticFish (1), digit (1), pooya87 (1), xandry (1), bones261 (1), seoincorporation (1), davide72 (1), bitart (1), mamamae (1), HeRetiK (1), blockman (1), kurbeks (1), Kryptowerk (1), xtraelv (1), nc50lc (1), VitKoyn (1), andi_wahid (1), sncc (1), Chandu141 (1), jamesndungu1 (1), phuclzu12 (1)
 #1

If you're using Electrum or a derivative, you may receive a message like this:


This message is false, sent to you by a hacker. If you click the link in the message and install the software, then your BTC will be stolen. If you ignore the message, then you should be OK. Version 3.3.2, released a week ago, makes the messages less readable/convincing, though you could still receive such messages.

Note that altcoin derivatives of Electrum are very common, with over 1600 forks on github, and they will also be affected.

More info:
https://github.com/spesmilo/electrum/issues/4968

Discussion:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5089963.0

1NXYoJ5xU91Jp83XfVMHwwTUyZFK64BoAD
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!