[bitcoin-dev] Completing the retirement of the alert system

Gregory Maxwell greg at xiph.org
Sat Sep 10 15:36:38 UTC 2016


On Sat, Sep 10, 2016 at 1:23 PM, Andrew C via bitcoin-dev
<bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> On 9/10/2016 5:41 AM, Johnson Lau via bitcoin-dev wrote:
>> 3. After a few months or so, publish the private key.
> Why wait a few months? Why not just publish the key a few days after the
> final alert?

Because if you were offline at the time of the final alert, the alert
you may see instead is "Urgent security problem! Upgrade to
UltraBitcoin NOW! http://scamsite.info/", among other similar reasons.


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