Feathercoin release 0.17.0.1 has a vulnerable version of the dependency to the zeromq library and puts the users which have this feature enabled at risk for a remote-code-execution bug related to CVE-2019-6250 .
Feathercoin release 0.17.0.2 fixed this bug by using zeromq version 4.3.1
Users compiling their own version of Feathercoin-wallet or daemon and are using the depends folder of the code to compile the dependencies should update to version 0.17.0.2
Users using the pre-compiled binaries for Linux Windows and MAC should also update to 0.17.0.2
Users using the Linux PPA should have received a patch for zeromq through their Linux packet manager and therefore don’t need to take any actions.
Users not using the zeromq features don’t need to take any actions.
The pre-compiled binaries for version 0.17.0.2 are under compilation and will be available within the next days.
The Android wallet Feathercoin-Wallet-2 is obsolete and removed from Playstore.
Alternatives for Android are
the Coinomi Wallet
the Edge Wallet
Both are available on Playstore
How to move to a new wallet
Send all your coins from Android-Wallet-2 to another wallet you have access to.
Export your private keys from Android-wallet-2 and follow the process described here.
If you start an encrypted wallet, you have access to all functions, but if you actually try to send coins, you are requested the password.
This happens only once for the running wallet.
The encryption also is a security measure against someone getting access to your computer and the wallet.dat file.
By copying the wallet.dat the intruder gets your private keys and full access to your coins, if the wallet is not encrypted.
you need to click on ‘view more’ to find the FTC volumes
I think it is obvious
Just a note re: Implementation of totalitarian brig brother style monitoring of population, and (Cough) Serco Artificial Intelligence Daemon face recognition software.
I also notice the FBI are monitoring the content of chat apps here :
Three men living outside the U.S. planned to attack concerts, Times Square and crowded subways in 2016 in an ISIS-inspired attack that one of the suspects said he hoped would be “the next 9/11,” authorities announced on Friday afternoon.
The FBI said the three men — Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, a 19-year-old Canadian citizen; Talha Haroon, a 19-year-old U.S. citizen based in Pakistan; and Russell Salic, a 37-year-old orthopedic surgeon in the Philippines — allegedly used chat apps to talk about bringing a car bomb into the Crossroads of the World, gunning down subway riders before detonating vests and opening fire on concert goers in the vein of the Paris terror attacks of 2015.
“NY Needs to fall. This is a must,” Haroon allegedly wrote in a message to an undercover agent posing as an ISIS sympathizer.
FBI and NYPD officials told the I-Team the plot was more aspirational than operational. But according to the indictments, Al Bahnasawy, who has already pleaded guilty to multiple charges, traveled to Cranford, New Jersey, in May of 2016 and had designs on carrying out the attacks before he was cuffed by authorities waiting there for him.
This seems like very bad business practice, especially because they don’t announce it on their main page. They should ask for donations instead, like Wikipedia does, and if that + ads doesn’t sustain their business model, just let it go.
@kelsey I know Ive mentioned it many times over the years. I used to play some MMORPG games back in the day which had some ingame ‘money’ that you earned and spent on items. I always thought that would be a great entry point for a crypto but soon realized one as slow as Bitcoin probably wouldnt be best. However, Feathercoin might be a good fit… now to find someone who can/will build the game…