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CCN Week in Review: Heartbleed, Sidechains, Bitcoin Investments, and More

CCN Week in Review: Heartbleed, Sidechains, Bitcoin Investments, and More

This week on CCN, we learned about the massive Heartbleed bug, the potential future of Bitcoin with sidechains, SecondMarket's new bitcoin investment fund, exciting new Bitcoin services, and more. Check out some of our top stories this week (7 April - 13 April) on this CCN Week in Review. [youtube ] Hacker Exploits Heartbleed Bug in BTCJam Heist Heartbleed is a very serious vulnerability in the...

Bitcoin Core 0.9.1 Security Update

Bitcoin Core 0.9.1

Bitcoin Core version 0.9.1 has been released to update the core OpenSSL library to the bugfixed version 1.0.1g. The Bitcoin Core security update to version 0.9.1 comes less than 24 hours after an announcement of the discovery of the Heartbleed Bug. Specifically, the OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug could reveal partial memory contents related to an encrypted SSL/TLS session to an attacker. In the case of...

BTC Stolen From BTCJam In Ongoing Heist; Hacker Has Been Identified... Heartbleed Might Be Involved

Update 10:44 (UTC-06:00): BTCJam releases statement as promised.   The Bitcoins have moved to 1687v9NexfUC6U6G1xBrEkLWYi3WSDn4qL and are being sent through Shared Coin into cold storage. BTCJam has gone offline for security updates with our servers. Email from BTCJam's Alexis Ajono: "If you guys believe your accounts were hacked, please send me an email at [email protected] We are currently...

OpenSSL Heartbleed Security Bug "Massive"

OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug

Discovery of a memory leak bug in OpenSSL means that each and every internet user is likely to have been affected either directly or indirectly. Dubbed the "Heartbleed Bug", this vulnerability allows stealing of information that usually would be encrypted by a secure SSL/TLS session over the internet. Everyday Bitcoin client operation does not directly use OpenSSL, however, the Bitcoin Core 0.9.0...

BREAKING - Critical Crypto Security Bug: Linux, Bitcoin Client Apps At Risk

gnuTLS security bug - Linux Bitcoin openssl

A security vulnerability has been discovered in the standard Linux gnuTLS package.Both the Bitcoin daemon and wallet client are unaffected, but some third party client applications are dependent on this package for cryptographic library interaction. As a result all altcoin client applications using gnutls are also affected. GnuTLS is a package that references the openssl library and is used by...

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