Tag: attacks

Apr 27 2022

Adversarial Thinking And Ways To Attack Bitcoin

A group of Bitcoin Core developers discussed various attack vectors for Bitcoin as well as ways to plan ahead and circumvent nefarious actors.Bitcoin 2022, hosted in Miami, Florida, on April 6-9, featured a panel titled “...

Mar 01 2022

This Is What A Real Attack On Bitcoin Would Look Like

Many Bitcoin miners in the West might acquiesce to government attempts to blacklist certain addresses if Russia attempted to skirt sanctions.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty’s Bent Issue #1170: “This is what a real attack on Bitcoin would look like.”...

Nov 12 2021

Discussing The Fake Peer Attack On Bitcoin

Discussing a recent attack on the Bitcoin network, in which some nodes were flooding peers with fake IP addresses.Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To This Episode:...

Aug 20 2021

A Bitcoin Maximalist’s Harsh Criticism Of The Lightning Network

The Lightning Network is the main reason Bitcoin is legal in El Salvador. The main chain couldn’t serve a whole country without a fast and reliable payment channel built on top of it. It’s as simple as that. However, is the Lightning Network invulnerable to attacks? Is its architecture as bulletproof as Bitcoin’s main network? Not according to technical expert Shinobi, who qualifies...

Jan 18 2021

Good Griefing: A Lingering Vulnerability On Lightning Network That Still Needs Fixing

What happens when your Lightning Network routing node is fed with garbage transactions that never resolve? In short, it causes a lot of grief for routing nodes. What was once a smooth, global payment system can be locked up with trivial effort from a savvy script writer. Working in a small team of routing nodes, we successfully ran a test of the attack...

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