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Bitcoin ABC said in a security advisory that a critical vulnerability has been found in Bitcoin ABC version 0.17.0. In an incident report issued by the company on Monday they noted “If exploited the flaw would have caused an unintended split in the Bitcoin Cash network.” Updating to Bitcoin ABC 0.17.1 fixes this problem.
Bill Gates made news yesterday when he declared he would short bitcoin if he could. Gemini co-founder, Winklevoss challenged Gates. “Dear @BillGates there is an easy way to short bitcoin,” he wrote on Twitter. “You can short #XBT, the @CBOE Bitcoin (USD) Futures contract, and put your money where your mouth is!”.
Intercontinental Exchange, owner of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), has been developing an online platform to buy cryptocurrency, reports The New York Times.
And now for a bit of fun… 99Bitcoins is compiling a list of Fiat Defectors, prominent people who previously shed a negative light on Bitcoin but are now singing its praises. Billionaires George Soros and Mark Cuban make the list. You can submit nominees of your own.
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A large number of websites, including sites hosted by the United States and United Kingdom governments, have been compromised. The compromised web pages were made to serve cryptocurrency mining scripts. Which use the resources of the visitor’s computer to mine cryptocurrency. In this case maliciously and without consent from the computer’s owners.
Use of accessibility tool BrowseAloud in attack
Mitigation of the compromise