01/07
2021

setup electrum, setup electrum

Electrum users are reminded of the Update Tip, which indicates that the new version of Electrum is likely to be fake, and if installed, transfer Bitcoin out in another security environment in a timely manner.

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08/31
2021

electrum security breach, Security Breach - 25 June 2021

In December 2018, Slow Fog first discovered and alerted an attacker to a messaging flaw using the Electrum Wallet client to force an "update prompt" to pop up when a user transfers money, inducing users to update and download malware to carry out a currency theft attack. Although electrum officials said in early 2019 that some security mechanisms were in place to prevent this "update phishing", many users of Electrum are still in the old version (less than 3.3.4) and the old version is still under threat. However, we do not rule out a similar threat to the new version.

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