Hello, Jutta writing once more – I initially launched myself once we began the bounty program earlier this 12 months and I’m completely satisfied to offer you an replace on what’s taking place on the safety facet prior and all through launch.
We have now had some top quality submissions by bounty hunters – kudos for the artistic exploits despatched alongside that the bugs made doable. The variety of submissions lately rose. Therefore we determined and are asserting that we are going to proceed the bounty program no less than all through the Frontier part of Ethereum’s launch plan – see Gav’s and Vinay’s respective weblog posts.
Not solely will we depend on particular person bug hunters and the group: along with EthDev’s Gustav Simonsson, I had began the method of choosing skilled safety consultants, lecturers and blockchain consultants for our exterior safety audits late final 12 months. Gustav is now working with auditors and the Ethereum Go dev crew to trace all safety points tagged here and work out fixes for them. We wish to preserve good observe of all points and solely shut them as soon as absolutely resolved and options sufficiently examined. Each bug we discover is taken care of and will probably be fastened earlier than Frontier launch. Be happy to observe us on github if you wish to keep watch over the progress.
The primary spherical of labor from safety auditors is ending in a few weeks, and bug fixing is already properly underway. Working via all points will take the time it takes. It’s a security-driven not schedule-driven course of, in spite of everything.