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.
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Vulnerabilities were found in Electrum and Electrum-LTC. It has been fixed in Electrum-LTC 188.8.131.52. If you are running an earlier version, update your software.
Electrum client. A veteran security research expert told Hard Fork that if a user installs the problem version of Electrum.
B: Electrum server can customize messages to appear in the user's electrum light wallet software, giving hackers a chance to broadcast phishing messages.
Patch The Electrum client does not display rich text, does not allow arbitrary messages, only strict messages.
"The initial version has BCH and BTC, and by integrating elements from BTC Electrum into BCH Electron Cash - other Bitcoin-compatible coins can be added later, such as litecoin, dash, doge, etc.," the developer explains in detail.
According to Reddit user u/normal_rc, electrum's wallet was hacked and nearly 250 bitcoins (243.6 BTCs, nearly $1 million) were maliciously stolen, according to coinelegraph. Electrum then confirmed that the attack included creating a fake version of the wallet to trick users into providing password information. Electrum responded on Twitter that "this is a persistent phishing attack on Electrum users" and warned users not to download Electrum from any source other than the official website.
Unless people continue to buy and hold bitcoins, it doesn't matter how many miners each new block gets.
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The latest version of UBTC Electrum Light Wallet v3.2.8 is available.