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Summary: According to a Reddit post on March 26, youTube, the video-sharing platform, allegedly miscast malicious ads about Electrum, a Bitcoin (BTC) wallet. In a Reddit post, a user named mrsxeplatypus alerts the public about malware and describes how scam ads work: malicious ads masquerade as an Electrum ad, even showing positive links.

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Popular wallet developer Electrum has released an emergency patch for a key vulnerability in its Bitcoin wallet. The vulnerability allows any website hosting electrum wallets to potentially steal a user's cryptocurrency. A vulnerability means that the password is exposed to the JSONRPC interface, implying that the hacker has full control over the wallet. The first patch failed to fix the problem, forcing Electrum to release a second update on Sunday night.