Notable developments in February include: Our participation in a panel on the state of security in Ethereum at EthDenver, our first incident of Responsible Disclosure, latest security audits, job vacancies, and more.
ETHDenver: The State of Security in Ethereum
Our CEO, Liz Steininger, and Director of Security Consulting Services, Hind Kurhan, participated in a panel at ETHDenver. The panel, “Into the Dark Forest: A Discussion on the State of Security in Ethereum”, explored security in the Ethereum ecosystem, including how to prepare for a security audit, how to integrate security by design, and how to share learnings across the community.
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Zooko at ETHDenver
Zooko Wilcox, Least Authority’s founder and now CEO of the Electric Coin Company, the team behind Zcash, spoke about privacy during a Fireside Chat at ETHDenver. Zooko also recommended Least Authority’s Security Consulting services and praised the team for their recent responsible disclosure of security vulnerabilities in a widely used wallet at the start of the discussion.
Liz at Web 3.0 Conference
Liz Steininger presented a session, ‘Enabling Privacy and Web 3’, and spoke on a panel, ‘Transforming Privacy & Security’, at Web 3.0 Conference on January 27.
Zero Knowledge Podcast
We sponsored Zero Knowledge Podcast Episode 219, which is a fascinating discussion about scaling Ethereum with Polygon’s Mihailo Bjelic. We are proud to support engaging conversations in the zero knowledge space. Listen to the episode here.
Our Panel at MozFest
We will be hosting a panel, ‘Truth or Dare: Understanding marketing claims about security and privacy’, at MozFest on March 11 at 2.45-3.45pm CET. PrivateStorage, our soon to-be released storage product, will be the official host of the event. The latest version of PrivateStorage will be showcased after our session. If you’re planning to attend and would like to connect, add our session to your calendar or email us at email@example.com
In February, Least Authority publicly disclosed security vulnerabilities in Atomic Wallet, which we audited in the first half of 2021. We issued a public statement that “until the issues and suggestions outlined in the report have been sufficiently remediated and the Atomic Wallet has undergone subsequent security audits, we strongly recommend against the Atomic Wallet’s deployment and use”.
The decision, a first since Least Authority began carrying out security audits in 2014, was not taken lightly. The disclosure was in adherence with our policy on responsible disclosure to the users who may be at increased risk due to the issues we reported remaining unaddressed. Read our full statement.
The Arkane token is an ERC-1155 standard multitoken. These tokens allow for a mapping of identifiers to balances, where the identifiers can represent many different tokens.
If you’re passionate about privacy and internet security and are motivated to work in a remote-first environment, we encourage you to apply or to reach out to a member of our team to learn more about the exciting vacancies we currently have:
Zk-SNARKs offer a new paradigm for privacy and can deliver on the original promise of blockchain: decentralization, scale and security.
Our upcoming MoonMath Manual is a guide to zk-SNARKs aimed at those with minimal experience in cryptography and programming. It begins with a theoretical foundation, and builds up to a point where the reader is able to implement complex, real-world zk-building blocks.
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