Tag: Linux

Number of Bitcoin Nodes Fluctuates As Amazon Patches Linux Vulnerability

The number of Bitcoin Nodes on the network keeps fluctuating heavily for some unknown reason. However, the answer might be much simpler than people anticipate, as there is no hidden attack going on or any other malicious intent. By the look of things, a lot of Amazon’s EC2 servers have been restarted to address a recent Linux vulnerability. Security issues like these need to be addressed sooner rather than later. …
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Critical Linux Vulnerability Affects Bitcoin Node Servers

Owners of a Bitcoin Node will need to update their server sooner rather than later, as a major Linux vulnerability has been discovered recently. Keeping in mind how most of the people using an online Linux server to run a Bitcoin node will have little server admin experience, running one simple command should do the trick.  Failure to do so may result in the server becoming part of a growing …
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