Parity replied to Cisco's vulnerability report

According to the representatives of Parity, vulnerabilities are fixed
12 January 2018   841

Parity Technologies said that the vulnerabilities found by the Cisco Systems Inc. have been fixed in new versions of the Ethereum client software.

As stated in the developers' statement, the JSON-RPC interface, which supports the function of cross-domain requests, could really provide attackers with public information about an account to create an application for "undesirable transactions" and provide these transactions for signature to the user.

However, the company emphasizes, a potential leak of information could not contain confidential information, including private keys. All problems associated with the JSON-RPC interface have been fixed in the latest Parity software updates.

In addition, developers have changed the basic settings of the function of cross-domain requests in order to avoid information leakage. Now users must manually add secure domains to the whitelist in order to allow Parity software to interact with them.

Parity wallet is well known in cryptocurrency world. In July, hackers stole millions of dollars thru the vulnerability, which was fixed in few lines or code. In November, 513774.16 ETH got "froze".

Parity to Create Alternative Client for Zcash

New node will be written in the Rust language and will become the first alternative client for zcashd
20 March 2019   110

A leading developer of ecosystem solutions for Ethereum, Parity Technologies has announced a partnership with the Zcash Foundation. As part of this cooperation, the first alternative client for the private cryptocurrency Zcash will be created.

The message notes that the new node will be written in the Rust language and will become the first alternative client for zcashd - own client of Zcash Company.

In addition, according to the Zcash Foundation, Parity's expertise in creating the implementation of network nodes in networks with multiple clients demonstrated the importance of developing communities and further decentralization.

Our technical collaboration with the Zcash Foundation will bolster the cryptocurrency as a tool for financial privacy. We’re excited to leverage the time and expertise that we’ve already invested in Parity Bitcoin, while familiarizing our engineers with zero-knowledge cryptography and building a foundation for a Polkadot Zcash bridge.
 

Fredrik Harrysson

CTO, Parity

On Tuesday, March 19, the Chinese manufacturer of equipment for mining cryptocurrency Bitmain introduced the device Antminer Z11 based on a 12-nm chip. The new miner is focused on mining ZCash and other cryptocurrencies based on the Equihash algorithm, and as Bitmain claims, it is three times more powerful than its predecessor Antminer Z9 mini.