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  • Danish Shrestha awarded $1,500 discovering the deadly bug.
  • The bug could allow an attacker to carry out “a distributed-denial-of-service attack on the TRON blockchain.”

A discovered bug in Tron protocol could have led to one computer crashing the entire network. The bug was initially reported by TNW and originated from a vulnerability in connection with smart contracts.

A software engineer Danish Shrestha sent a notification to Tron explaining to them that the bug could lead to an attacker using just one computer to carry out “a distributed-denial-of-service attack on the TRON blockchain.”

“Using a single machine an attacker could send DDOS attack to all or 51% of the SR [super representative]nodes and render Tron network unusable or make it unavailable.”

The attacker only needs to spam the smart contracts executing on Tron blockchain and overwhelm the network leading to clogging of the CPU and memory available as a result the blockchain would be unusable. The software engineer was awarded $1,500 for discovering the bug. The issue was corrected by January 31.

Presently, Tron is trading at $0.024 after adding 1.77% to its value in the last 24-hours. It is the 11th largest crypto with a market capitalization of $1.6 billion and a 24 -hour trading volume of $722 million.