Monero patches security vulnerabilities; the worst of which could have made exchanges vulnerable to XMR theft

Monero has revealed nine security vulnerabilities, two of which were assessed as “critical.” Eight of the bugs have already been fixed, The Next Web's Hard Fork writes. Five of the vulnerabilities constituted a DDoS risk.

According to the report, bad agents were able to design “specifically-crafted” blocks so that Monero wallets would accept fake deposits in exchange for XMR. The vulnerability could have been used to steal money from cryptocurrency exchanges. Security researchers who discovered the bug received a 45 XMR ($4,100) reward.

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