Bitcoin Core Dev Warns Of “All Your Mempool Are Belong To Us” Attack, Steps Down From Lightning Network

The Lightning Network, a prominent scalability solution for Bitcoin BTC/USD, is currently under intense scrutiny following a series of security vulnerabilities disclosed by Antoine Riard, an open-source Bitcoin and Lightning developer.

Based on a discussion in the Linux Foundation’s official mailing list, these vulnerabilities have been identified as CVE-2023-40231, CVE-2023-40232, CVE-2023-40233 and CVE-2023-40234.

Riard’s cryptic reference to these vulnerabilities as “All your mempool are belong to us” has further intensified intrigue.

Riard believes that the Lightning Network is exposed to a new class of “replacement cycling attacks.”

Addressing these vulnerabilities, he suggests, might…

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