A Dangerous Bug in Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Has Been Fixed
Bitcoin developer Rusty Russell disclosed Friday the lightning network vulnerability that forced software upgrades in July.
These vulnerabilities are reminders that improvements come with trade-offs – and that security and usability are two sides of the same coin.
Bitcoin’s Lightning Network has a few vulnerabilities that have been discovered in its two-year lifespan, but none have been exploited.
The vulnerability was first discovered in late 2019.
An undisclosed vulnerability in LND versions 0.10.x and below was revealed Thursday. Developers are urging node operators to update to the newest version.
A “high severity vulnerability” was found and patched in Ethereum wallet Argent, according to leading white-hat hackers OpenZeppelin.