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At the time of writing, at least 1,450 BTCs worth about $11.6 million had been stolen from phishing attacks that faked Electrum upgrade tips. DeViable Security Labs hereby suggests that versions of Electrum below 3.3.4 are vulnerable to such phishing attacks, and users using Electrum Wallet are requested to update to the latest version of Electrum 3.3.8 via the official website (electrum.org), which has not yet been officially released, and do not use the link in the prompt to avoid asset losses.
Lightweight Bitcoin Wallet Electrum announced that the next version will support Lightning network payments, implemented with Python, an electrum network node where wallet users do not need to run Lightning network nodes themselves to make payments, and electrum's Lightning network nodes have now been merged into the Electrum master branch.
The Bitcoin desktop wallet client Electrum has released a beta version 4.0, which adds support for several important updates such as the Lightning Network. This version is nearly a year away from the previous version of Electrum 3.3.8 (July last year)
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Electrum hackers pre-empted a large number of "normal" electrum servers on the P2P network.
The Electrum team has also been developing other features. Electrum Wallet users can view the full release notes here.
Another upgrade under study is the release of a new version of the Electrum-LTC desktop wallet. Electrum-LTC is an SPV wallet that can be used in Windows, Linux, and OS X operating systems.
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