ISE Research Spotlights Cryptocurrency Vulnerabilities, Theft (


Baltimore-based Independent Security Evaluators has new research out that shows a vulnerability in the private keys used for transactions on the Ethereum blockchain platform, and theft that occurred as a result. Ethereum is among a number of decentralized platforms that allow for public ledgers of transactions. Despite long statistical odds of being able to guess a private key, ISE researchers were able to identify more than 700 private keys on the Ethereum blockchain.