TREZOR security firmware update 1.5.2

The original Bitcoin hardware wallet TREZOR releases security firmware update 1.5.2
17 August 2017   984

Today, August 17th, SatoshiLabs releases a security update to TREZOR, a new firmware version — 1.5.2 — was pushed out to all users. 

This update fixes a security issue which affects all devices with firmware versions lower than 1.5.2.
 

TREZOR team

The TREZOR team is not releasing a detailed description of the issue to give enough time for users to update and for other hardware wallets based on TREZOR to distribute an update. Thus, currently, this update will be marked as optional. However, a detailed report is to be published in the coming days and once it is released, the update will become mandatory in TREZOR Wallet.

Although specific technical details are unavailable, SatoshiLabs has sought to reassure users that only physical theft would present an opportunity for malicious actors to potentially compromise devices: “It is important to note that this is not a remote execution attack,” the email to customers explains.

To exploit this issue, an attacker would need physical access to a disassembled TREZOR device with uncovered electronics. It is impossible to do this without destroying the plastic case.
 

TREZOR team

It continues that “coins are safe” provided devices are kept within reach of their owners.

There is no long-term access needed to copy all your secret information from Trezor using this hack; it can be done just in 15 seconds.
 

TREZOR team

For more information, please, get acquainted with the full TRESOR's report.

Swansea Hosts Blockchain and Distributed Energy Conference

The BEW'18, which will be held on February 19, 2018 in Swansea, UK, is a must-attend for people who are interested in the cutting edge of blockchain
19 February 2018   238

The Blockchain Energy Wales'18 Conference will be held on February 19, 2018 in Swansea, United Kingdom.

The conference will introduce Klenergy and their Pylon Network, which is a decentralised energy exchange platform powered by renewable energy. The BEW'18 is a must-attend for people who are interested in the cutting edge of blockchain, distributed energy, peer2peer and smart technology.

BEW conference location swanseaBEW'18 Exact Location

Location: TechHub Swansea, 221 Stryd Fawr, Swansea SA1 1NW, UK
Time: from 9AM to 1.30PM

The headline speakers include Paul Harwood, Basicincome supporter and advocate, and David Clubb, director of RUKCymru and head of digital RenewableUK.

The agenda of the conference is as follows: Blockchain technology and its application in the energy sector, future of blockchain wallet systems, buildings as power stations, building the open-source co-operation protocol for the energy sector, and more.