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The two security flaws, researchers said, “allow a network attacker with a very small amount of stake to crash any of the network nodes running the corresponding software.”
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Researchers explained their findings in a Medium blog post published yesterday, January 22. The first of the two vulnerabilities has been explained in finer detail in a coque metal huawei p smart research paper that the University coque huawei y6 2019 personnalisable of Illinois team plans to present at the Financial Cryptography 2019 conference coque iphone 8 plus one piece next month.
“Many cryptocurrencies are in fact forks (or at least descendants) of Bitcoin’s codebase, with the PoS functionality grafted in,” the researchers wrote on Medium. “However, some design ideas are copied over coque iphone 5 souple personnalisé insecurely, leading to new coque iphone 5 hermetique vulnerabilities that did coque coque a rabat huawei y5 2019 iphone 6 miroir integre not exist in the parent codebase.”
The researcher team says it discovered the coque fille huawei p smart 2019 two issues last August and began contacting affected cryptocurrencies in October. Some cryptocurrency dev teams weren’t informed because coque iphone 6 ian somerhalder their GitHub account appeared to have become inactive.
A list of impacted cryptocurrencies is available below, also available online, here.
StratisX is listed in the table, but by the time researchers published coque iphone 4 adidas swag their work, the cryptocurrency switched from the vulnerable C++ coque iphone 6s chucky codebase to a new C port that wasn’t vulnerable to the Fake Stake attacks.
Most of the vulnerable cryptocurrencies are low end virtual currencies, with Qtum being the highest ranked on the CoinMarketCap index, on position 30.
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“All these mitigations make the attack difficult to carry out but are still no substitute for full validation,” they said.
Demo code for reproducing the two vulnerabilities is available on GitHub, in case the developers of other PoS based cryptocurrencies want to test their code for Fake Stake attacks as well.
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