April 7, 2015 Leave a comment
A new security & stability update of DC++ has been released today.
There are no user visible new features this time; besides the latest OpenSSL security fixes and hardening secure connection further by disallowing weak ciphersuites this DC++ version largely focuses on mitigating malicious situations where DC++ can be used for distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks when beeing logged in to certain malevolent NMDC hubs.
Please note that most, if not all previous DC++ versions are affected of this problem therefore this release is highly recommended for everyone still using any older DC++ versions. Once all maintained NMDC hub software implements the mitigation for this problem it is highly probable that many existing hubs will require this DC++ release as the minimum version to use.
If no critical issues found, DC++ 0.851 should be marked as the new stable DC++ release within a short period of time.
For the complete list of changes in version 0.851, please explore the changelog.