If you use Electrum, in case you get a error message that tells you to update please ignore (ongoing phishing attack).

Details here: https://github.com/spesmilo/electrum/issues/4968

copy paste from SomberNight in the github issue:

TL;DR: There is an ongoing attack against users where servers raise exceptions when a client broadcasts a transaction; in this case the error text is displayed as is in the client GUI. The attacker has spawned lots of servers on different /16 IPv4s to increase his chances of being connected to. The error messages are trying to get the user to download and install malware (disguised as updated versions of electrum).` 

apparently previous Electrum versions allow richtext in error messages sent by the server, so the upgrade warning might look legit to people…

Always remember to verify pgp / gpg signatures of bitcoin software you install.

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Can we stop with the Btrash, Bitcoin,com, Ver related posts? It’s all insignificant compared to Bitcoin and you’re only giving that miniature shitstorm oxygen. Ver also loves all the attention – don’t feed his Narcissistic personality disorder. Ignore him.

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With 2x done. Can we please reunite our community? Ignore the forks and focus on Bitcoin people, there’s much work to be done.

As we see the efforts of 2x evaporate we need to come back together as a community. If this doesn't provide everyone in this community a valuable lesson, it's that Bitcoin needs community consensus. Being divisive with political rhetoric doesn't help scale bitcoin and neither do these "signed agreements".

We need better tools for measuring consensus that extend beyond miners signaling or companies signing agreements. These obviously do not reflect consensus at all. Otherwise we're going to keep repeating these upgrade battles.

I hope companies have learned their lesson in supporting these forks that have wasted resources they could've been using supporting Bitcoin.

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