All About Lightning Electrum
Since the end of December 2018, Bitcoin wallet Electrum users have lost 771 BTCs (worth about $4 million) in phishing attacks, according to a study released by Malwarebytes Labs. Electrum is known to implement a variant of a technology called Simplified Payment Verification (SPV), which allows users to send and receive transactions without having to download a full copy of the Bitcoin blockchain. An attacker is exploiting a vulnerability that anyone can manipulate a public Electrum peer to carry out an attack. (TNW)
The fact that not many people know is that Esplora is bundled with a based and optimized Electrum server. This Electrum server is derived from Electrs and is now maintained separately by the Blockstream engineering team. Over the past two years, Esplora has become one of the fastest and most scalable Electrum server solutions available for Bitcoin due to continuous updates and performance optimization. Esplora is also the only Electrum server that supports liquid networks.
Bitcoin desktop wallet client Electrum has released a 4.0 beta version, adding several important updates, including support for the Lightning network, nearly a year after the previous version of Electrum, 3.3.8 (last July). In the 4.0 beta version, Electrum mainly added features such as PSBT (partially signed Bitcoin transactions), Lightning Network, watchtowers (暸 watchtowers) and Submarineswaps (subliminal switching). (Github)
Electrum was launched in 2011 with a lite version of Bitcoin wallet with an open source code under MIT licenses.
Users of Bitcoin wallet Electrum are facing phishing attacks, according to Johnwick.io. Hackers broadcast messages to the Electrum client through a malicious server, prompting the user to update to v4.0.0, and if the user follows the prompt to install this "backdoor-carrying client", the private key is stolen and all digital assets are stolen. At the time of writing, at least 1,450 BTCs worth about $11.6 million had been stolen from phishing attacks that faked Electrum upgrade tips. DeViable Security Labs hereby suggests that versions of Electrum below 3.3.4 are vulnerable to such phishing attacks, and users using Electrum Wallet are requested to update to the latest version of Electrum 3.3.8 via the official website (electrum.org), which has not yet been officially released, and do not use the link in the prompt to avoid asset losses.
According to The Next Web, the attackers even implemented their own Electrum servers, which hosted the attacked Electrum.
One of the oldest Bitcoin wallets, Electrum, will support the Bitcoin Lightning Network.
Qtum Electrum is a Qtum desktop light wallet modified from the well-known Bitcoin wallet Electrum. Compared to the current Qtum Core full-node wallet, Qtum Electrum takes up less disk space and takes less time to synchronize chunks, supports multi-signature and hardware wallets, supports cold wallet mode, supports the import of mnomes into mobile wallets, and uses SPV authentication to ensure security.
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Note: Electrum-XZC is derived from Electrum and uses different seed phrase criteria, so it cannot be imported.
Google researcher Tavis Ormandy discovered the Bitcoin wallet Electrum.
Bitcoin wallet Electrum suffered a phishing attack, at least 1,450 BTC stolen
If someone's Electrum wallet is connected to one of these servers and tries to send a BTC transaction, they will see an official message telling them to update their Electrum wallet, as well as a scam URL.
Available, and more wallets are coming soon, including some from established Bitcoin wallet providers such as Trezor and Electrum.
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