Feathercoin daemon and wallet production version 0.17.0.1

DOS Attack on the Feathercoin Block chain


  • Moderators | Tip Wellenreiter

    Today, October 6th around 3:20 PM a strange behavior of some Feathercoin clients where noticed by the community.
    Further investigation showed that an attempt of a DOS attack was causing the problem.
    The attack tried to use a recently discovered vulnerability of Bitcoin code versions < 0.16.3, causing the attacked block chain to stop working correctly and mint the block chain to the attackers advantage.

    The Feathercoin devepoment team released a fix against this attack on September 22nd 2018.
    This fix together with Feathercoins advanced checkpointing (ACP) mechanism defended the block against the attack.

    Current status is:

    • FTC Blockchain is operating normally
    • FTC Clients with version < 16.3 are stuck at block 2366280

    Actions to re- activate stuck clients:

    • upgrade your client to the latest Version
      see ttps://feathercoin.com/#wallets for latest releases for your OS
    • Restart the client with the -rescan comand line paramter
    • wait until the client is fully synced again and compare the block count with the one shown on https://explorer.feathercoin.com