Just 2/3 of ETH Nodes Running Parity Have Been Patched Against Critical Security Flaw

Global hacking research collective SRLabs claims that only two thirds of the Ethereum client software that runs on Ethereum nodes has been patched against a critical security flaw discovered earlier this year. The news was reported by business tech website ZDNet on May 17. An SRLabs report ostensibly shared with ZDNet has reportedly revealed that the critical flaw is a denial of service (DoS) vulnerability in the Ethereum Parity client. As SRLabs has outlined, the flaw could enable a hacker to remotely crash legitimate Parity Ethereum nodes by sending malformed…

Stellar Patched an Inflation Bug and Burned the Resulting 2.25 Billion XLM: Research

Cryptocurrency intelligence company Messari has claimed that Stellar (XLM) suffered an inflation bug in April 2017 that was exploited to create 2.25 billion XLM (worth about $10 million at the time), which were later burned. The news was revealed in a Messari report published on March 27. Per the report, the illicitly created XLM — which was equivalent to nearly a quarter of the circulating supply — was moved to exchanges and likely sold during the first half of 2017. An equivalent quantity of XLM was purportedly burned to preserve…

DX.Exchange Claims Security Vulnerability Has Been Patched

After a tumultuous few days since initially launching their trading platform, the DX.Exchange has made a statement to address the security issues that created vulnerabilities in their system. The DX.Exchange have come out to inform their users that the potentially serious security issues have now been patched and all bugs fixed. DX.Exchange “User Funds are 100% SAFU” We reported yesterday that an anonymous trader had checked the functionality and security of the newly-launched DX.Exchange platform and had unearthed some potentially dangerous holes in their security that could easily be breached…

Critical Vulnerabilities Leaking User Data Found on DX.Exchange, Patched Later

Estonia-based cryptocurrency and tokenized stock exchange DX.Exchange has reportedly fixed a critical vulnerability that leaked sensitive user data. Technology news website Ars Technica reported on the security leak Jan. 9, citing an anonymous trader who conducted a security analysis of DX.Exchange. According to Ars Technica’s article, a trader, who wished to remain anonymous due to legal concerns, noticed that the exchange was sending sensitive data of other users to their browser. After examining the data, the trader has reportedly found that the data included other users’ authentication tokens and password…

Monero Developers Have Patched the ‘Burning Bug’

The developers of open-source cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) have patched a bug that could allow an attacker to “burn” the funds of an organization’s wallet while only losing network transaction fees, according to an announcement published September 25. The bug was reportedly discovered after a community member described a hypothetical attack on the XMR subreddit. The bug could purportedly affect merchants and organizations in the XMR ecosystem, enabling an attacker to trigger significant damage. The blog post further describes how the bug would be exploited: “An attacker first generates a random…