Monero security flaw could’ve seen XMR stolen from cryptocurrency exchanges


Privacy-focused altcoin Monero has suddenly disclosed nine security vulnerabilities — including one that could have allowed hackers to steal XMR from cryptocurrency exchanges. Until March, rogue Monero miners were hypothetically able to create “specifically-crafted” blocks to force Monero wallets into accepting fake deposits for an XMR amount chosen by the attacker. “It is our belief that this can be exploited to steal money from exchanges,” said security researchers in their initial HackerOne report. They were eventually awarded 45 XMR ($ 4,100) for their efforts. Five DoS attack vectors were also disclosed, with one labeled “critical” severity. Another related specifically to CryptoNote, an application layer used by Monero to…

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