At the time of writing, at least 1,450 BTCs worth about $11.6 million had been stolen from phishing attacks that faked Electrum upgrade tips. DeViable Security Labs hereby suggests that versions of Electrum below 3.3.4 are vulnerable to such phishing attacks, and users using Electrum Wallet are requested to update to the latest version of Electrum 3.3.8 via the official website (electrum.org), which has not yet been officially released, and do not use the link in the prompt to avoid asset losses.
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Earlier this month, Electrum detected a DoS attack on its network, allegedly launched by a malicious botnet with more than 140,000 machines, designed to provide Electrum to users.
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Electrum and MyEtherWalle users face phishing attacks.
This isn't the first time Thatectrum has appeared in a fake version, with hackers developing a fake encrypted wallet, Electrum, in December, resulting in the theft of nearly 250 bitcoins worth about $1 million. In January, GitHub discovered a fake Electrum wallet called "Electrvm" designed to steal users' money. In February, users of encrypted wallets Electrum and MyEtherWallet reported that they were facing phishing attacks.
Electrum posted a message about the incident on Twitter today, claiming that "there are currently phishing attacks against Electrum users" and imploring users to check the validity of their login information.
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When an Electrum wallet queries a third-party Electrum server, the server can link two transactions together and know which address is a zero address.
Electrum is a well-known light wallet for Bitcoin that adds new features such as server authentication using SSL to prevent MITM attacks. So unlike other Bitcoin light wallets, Electrum cannot communicate directly with different versions of Bitcoin full nodes, and each startup connects to electrumserver to communicate, and electrum.
In this demo, Electrum developer Chris Belcher shows how to set up and use electrum personal servers.
One of electrum Bitcoin's most popular wallets first appeared around 2011.
Vulnerabilities were found in Electrum and Electrum-LTC. It has been fixed in Electrum-LTC 18.104.22.168. If you are running an earlier version, update your software.
Bitcoin Wallet Electrum has released a beta version of Electrum 4.0, which supports the Lightning Network.
Electrum-LTC is Electrum's community maintenance port, Litecoin's Bitcoin wallet. It is not the official product of Electrum Technologies GmbH, and it is not supported.
Now that we understand the benefits of Electrum, we can start using Electrum. Before use, prepare pens and paper to facilitate the recording of safety seeds.