Electrum is a popular software wallet that works by connecting to a dedicated server. These servers receive a hash of the Bitcoin address in the wallet and reply with transaction information. Electrum wallets are fast and have few resources, but by default, it connects to these servers and can easily monitor users. In addition to Electrum, some other software uses public Electrum servers. By 2019, it is a faster and better alternative to BIP37.
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A light wallet, Electrum SV, was released in January, and interested old iron can be used to experience it.
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When Electrum wallets are synchronized with malicious servers, they are instructed to "update" clients provided by hackers, resulting in the loss of assets contained in older versions. Previously, in December 2018, Electrum.
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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.
A new version of Electrum Wallet v0.18.16 was released.
The latest version of Electrum 4.0, the Bitcoin wallet, was released On Wednesday, adding support for the Bitcoin Lightning Network, according to Decrypt. The service can be enabled through Electrum's application or through the command-line interface. In an application, the user must search the Information section to open it. The new version of Electrum also supports "Submarine Swaps", allowing people to return bitcoins on the chain in exchange for a lightning network version for a fee.
The Electrum team has announced the attack in an official tweet, saying that "this is an ongoing phishing attack on Electrum users" and reminding them to check the authenticity of the client's source before logging in. The team published its official website, and the Electrum clients downloaded elsewhere may be problematic.