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Intel chip vulnerability could give hackers access to sensitive information

Intel has disclosed a fault in its software chips that, if exploited, could allow hackers to access sensitive information directly from processors, TechCrunch writes. According to Intel, nearly every chip dating back to 2011 has the design flaw, apart from AMD and ARM processors. The vulnerability…

Intel chip vulnerability can give hackers access to sensitive information

Intel has disclosed a fault in its software chips that, if exploited, could allow hackers to access sensitive information directly from processors, TechCrunch writes. According to Intel, nearly every chip dating back to 2011 has the design flaw, apart from AMD and ARM processors. The vulnerability…

Tron had a bug that could have made the entire network unusable

Tron recently resolved a bug that could have made the entire network unusable, according to a report by hackerone. A single agent could have consumed CPU by carrying out Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. The agent could have submitted smart contracts with “several megabytes of bytecode,”…

Report: Stellar suffered a 2.2 billion XLM inflation bug in 2017

More than 2.2 billion Lumens (XLM) were created in April 2017 by an attacker exploiting a bug in Stellar’s code, according to a report by Messari. While the Stellar Development Foundation did publicly disclose and patch the inflation bug in 2017, there was limited media…

Bitcoin History Part 10: The 184 Billion BTC Bug

There was something unusual about Bitcoin block 74638. It was Core developer Jeff Garzik who first spotted it, commenting on the “quite strange” transaction outputs, which stood at 92233720368.54 BTC apiece. That wasn’t meant to happen. Within an hour, another forum user had started a…

Zcash Bug Demonstrates the Difficulty of Auditing Complex Cryptocurrencies

A recent counterfeiting bug in Zcash demonstrates that the added functionality of so-called second generation blockchains comes at a price. The vulnerability, which existed for years before being patched in October, could have been exploited to generate additional coins. As every major cryptocurrency since Bitcoin…

EOS Bug Bounties: Five Critical Issues Discovered

The company behind the fourth-largest crypto by market cap EOS, EOS.io has handed bug bounties and discovered five critical weak spots for this year according to the data from HackerOne that we are looking into in today’s altcoin news. At the start of January, more…

Beam’s blockchain stopped temporarily due to an incorrect UTXO commitment

Beam, the privacy coin implementing the MimbleWimble protocol, announced via its Twitter that Beam’s blockchain stopped at block 25,709 and that the team is investigating and will release an update. Two hours later, Beam tweeted that the issue was identified and a fix was found. It also reassured…

Sneaky Hacker Gets Some Serious Booty From Spankchain

Lax security measures have caused the adult entertainment platform SpankChain to lose $38,000 in ETH. A Pirate Made Off With a Handful of Booty Stealing tips from strippers is nearly the equivalent of taking candy from a baby — It’s just plain wrong. Somebody should…