Global: Bug in Bitcoin Code also Ppens Smaller Cryptocurrencies to Attacks


The Bitcoin team fixed today a severe vulnerability in the software that underpins the entire Bitcoin network. The vulnerability is tracked as CVE-2018-17144 and is categorized as a simple “denial of service” (DoS) issue. While this classification may play down its importance, as most DoS bugs cause simple crashes, this vulnerability has a more severe impact than most people believe.

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