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Litecoin (LTC) Eliminates Bug That Left Chance For DoS Attack

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 16:44
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Yuri Molchan
The Litecoin Core team urges users to upgrade the software soon. Apparently, it is miners who can take advantage of the vulnerability by sending duplicate inputs
Litecoin (LTC) Eliminates Bug That Left Chance For DoS Attack
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The Litecoin Core team urges users to upgrade the software as soon as possible to prevent ill-doers from exploiting the bug.

Apparently, it is miners who can take advantage of the vulnerability by sending duplicate inputs. The team reports that this vulnerability may destroy different functions. Since LTC uses a similar protocol to BTC, the vulnerability was spotted on several implementations of the BTC Blockchain too.

The bug will, supposedly, stop the Litecoin network when somebody tries to validate a block with a transaction to make double spending.

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Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

Currently Yuri is a news writer at U.Today and can be contacted at yuri.molchan@u.today.