What is a Cryptocurrency Attack Surface?

Attack surface

Question: I’ve read that Ethereum is less secure because it has a larger attack surface than Bitcoin… What does “attack surface” mean in cryptocurrencies? Answer: In computer security, an attack surface refers to the sum of the number of places (aka “attack vectors”) where a malicious user (the “attacker”) may be able to gain access to a software environment. If an attacker is able to obtain access to a system, he or she may be able to enter or extract data from the software environment. In general, a computer running more…

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