Partial Payments: Ripple/Stellar vulnerability

What is tfPartialPayment?

Unlike Bitcoin and Litecoin, Ripple has a lot of features and many of its features are not implemented or unknown/unused by most developers and users.

Who and what is affected?

RippleTrade.com was affected until Oct 9th

What has the response been?

The Stellar Foundation has patched their Stellar nodes to permanently remove support for tfPartialPayment. RippleTrade has been patched and several exchanges have been patched.

Conclusion

Gavin Andresen, the chief scientist of the Bitcoin Foundation, has been saying since the beginning of Bitcoin:

About the author

Andreas Brekken is the Chief Technology Officer and a co-founder of Justcoin Exchange. Justcoin has supported Ripple payments since April 2013 and was the first exchange add support for Stellar.

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