Archive for July, 2013
Can financial privacy coexist with regulation?
Posted by SDLerner in Uncategorized on July 30, 2013
I’m not an economist nor an IRS employee, but I know one thing: the day an anonymous cryptocoin (such as ZeroCoin or AppeCoin) becomes widespread, governments won’t stand idly by. Something is obvious: governments agencies want the money flow to be as clear as possible. They say it’s required to track terrorism financing, tax evasion, […]
Buggy CVE-2013-4627 patch, open new vectors of attack
Posted by SDLerner in Uncategorized on July 18, 2013
Secure coding is hard. But in Bitcoin, secure coding also means understanding every little detail of the undocumented (or code-documented) rules that Satoshi the great has brought to us mortals. CVE-2013-4627 patches a DoS vulnerability discovered by Peter Todd. The vulnerability is easy to spot once you read the code after the patch was applied. […]