UTC-05:00,Thursday , May 23rd 2019

Cornell Prof: A Temporary Hiccup During BCH Upgrade Is Small Price To Pay For Progress

19:39 Wednesday , May 15th 2019
As for the attack happened to BCH during its upgrade, Emin Gün Sirer, the professor at Cornell University, commented the issue and post a string of tweets, saying that someone spent months sitting on this bug and chose to exploit it during a scheduled upgrade. It's pretty juvenile, but also, a great reminder that this is a space with byzantine actors, and people must pay close attention to software correctness, according to him.
He summarized his views as follows:
1. The attacker spent a lot of human resources;
2. The patch was quick and painless;
3. A temporary hiccup is small price to pay for progress.
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