[Bitcoin-development] Warning message when running wallet in Windows XP (or drop support?)

Pieter Wuille pieter.wuille at gmail.com
Wed Apr 16 22:00:28 UTC 2014


On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 11:39 PM, Mark Friedenbach <mark at monetize.io> wrote:
> On 04/16/2014 02:29 PM, Kevin wrote:
>> Okay, so how about an autoupdate function which pulls a work around off
>> the server?  Sooner or later, the vulnerabilities must be faced.
>
> NO. Bitcoin Core will never have an auto-update functionality. That
> would be a single point of failure whose compromise could result in the
> theft of every last bitcoin held in a Bitcoin Core wallet.

Or, even accidentally, cause a hard forking bug to be rolled out (or
worsen one).

-- 
Pieter




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