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Typo Helped Hacker Steal $585,000 in ZCoins

by | Feb 20, 2017 | Uncategorized |

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Typo Cuased ZCoins to Be Stolen

If you have ever written code you know the struggles. Looking for the missing semi-colon. Zcoin announced Friday that “a typographical error on a single additional character” in their source code help hackers steal 370,000 Zerocoin. The bug was created due to one extra character left inside the Zerocoin source code. It let the attacker generate additional Zerocoin. The team said to rest assure that this bug is not due to any weakness in their cryptographic protocol. Zcoin and its user’s anonymity has not been compromised.

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