Questions tagged [security]

Security issues with the design or implementation of Monero and related crypto-currencies.

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How would Monero verify transactions on a 2-way pegged sidechain?

From my understanding, in order to retrieve tokens on a side-chain, you would have to send your XMR to some address that would then be unlocked when you burn the side-chain tokens. How could Monero ...
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Security differences between using Monero on PureOS and QubesOS

The new Librem laptops available for purchase with Monero offer an option to add a QubesOS operating system to any order. For Monero use exclusively, what are the security differences between PureOS ...
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Security risk due to bad random number generator when creating transactions

I've noticed such risk mentioned in this answer to another question, where a presentation (page 28) by Nicolas T. Courtois, studying Monero cryptography, was referred to. I'm interested to better ...
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Estimating anonymity set size?

Is there any way to at least estimate what kind of anonymity set a user would have after churning Monero X times assuming the anonymity set of each individual transaction is the ringsize (i.e. there ...
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2-factor authentication key format for Kraken

Does anyone know how to format the string that you type into the Google Authenticator app in order to generate 2FA codes for Kraken? For context, the following URL is highly relevant:— https://github....
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Will the MyMonero app support Android versions older than 6.0 (Marshmallow)?

I understand that the Bitcoin Breadwallet only supports Android versions 6.0 and above because of its support for hardware encryption inside the device. With privacy and security being a core focus ...
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Why did I get an 'using an untrusted daemon' warning?

I'm running a full node and I followed every security step to set up the node on my computer. Everything was going great until today when I realized that a view-only wallet created the day before was ...
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Improvements on generating monero wallets securely?

My current process of generating monero wallets: Use an air-gapped RaspberryPi Use monero-wallet-cli to generate a wallet Record mnemonic on paper only Record partial address for reference on paper (...
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Borromean signatures in monero commiting to an empty string?

In the codebase, the Borromean signatures to reduce the size of range proofs seem to sign an empty string,which is different from the paper by Maxwell et al. Is it true? Thanks for any answer.
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I sent a transaction and it gave me an error then went through

I was sending some XMR using XMR.to XMR.to gave me the address to send to in my monero wallet. The monero wallet went white and started thinking. It took along time. Then I'm not real clear on what ...
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How was the official Monero website hacked to deliver malware at the end of 2019?

According to arstechnica, on November 18th 2019 the official Monero website was hacked to deliver compromised binaries. Is any information available on how this attack occurred? Was it the website ...
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Understanding a security proof of RingCT 3.0

I am reading the paper "RingCT 3.0 for Blockchain Confidential Transaction: Shorter Size and Stronger Security" (https://eprint.iacr.org/2019/508.pdf), an improvement to Ring Confidential Transactions....
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Does the Monero executable for Windows not have a code signing certificate?

I was getting really nervous about using the Monero wallet. It seemed like the download page was ww.getmonero.org/downloads, which I thought was weird. Additionally, the executable for Windows wasn't ...