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Bitcoin Developers Address Denial-of-Service Vulnerability
May 18th, 2012, 13:35 GMT · By Eduard Kovacs

Bitcoin has released a new variant of the peer-to-peer digital currency system to address a denial-of-service (DOS) vulnerability that could have been leveraged by an attacker to isolate a victim’s node and create blockchain forks.

The security hole, considered to be critical, has been found by Forrest Voight, a 19-year-old computer programmer.
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http://news.softpedia.com/news/Bitcoin-Developers-Address-Denial-of-Service-Vulnerability-270453.shtml

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