Ethereum 

New Parity Update Fixes a Vulnerability Present in Some ETH Nodes

Blockchain software development firm Parity released an update for its Ethereum (ETH) node software which fixes a vulnerability present in some instances. Remote node crashing vulnerability In a blog post published on Aug. 29, Parity announced the release of an update for its Ethereum node software fixing the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) vulnerability. Per the announcement, nodes running Parity’s software with manually enabled public-facing RPC could be remotely crashed with a specially constructed RPC call. The team suspects that nodes with manually enabled tracing may also be vulnerable to the…

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Bitcoin 

‘Bitcoin Fixes This’ — Thousands of Fake Gold Bars Dilute Market Supply

Bitcoin’s (BTC) utility over gold has returned to the spotlight after news emerged of thousands of fakes infiltrating the precious metals market. Thousands more fake gold bars could remain undetected As Reuters reported on Aug. 28, the gold industry is currently facing a major forgery problem, with fake kilogram bars found in the vaults of major banks such as JPMorgan Chase. While roughly one thousand have been discovered, experts told the publication there are likely many more still in circulation.  “It’s our standard practice to immediately alert the appropriate authorities…

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Blockchain 

Parity Technologies Fixes Node Vulnerability, Urges All Ethereum Nodes to Update

Ethereum blockchain infrastructure developer Parity Technologies experienced a security compromise that required nodes to perform an urgent update, the company stated in a blog post on Feb. 3. Parity, which is a popular technology stack for Ethereum users, said it had received notification of a loophole which would allow an attacker to shut down nodes running its client. “On February 3rd, we received several reports that an attacker can send a specially-crafted RPC request to a public Parity Ethereum node (any version pre 2.2.9-stable and pre 2.3.2-beta) and that node…

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