18 Jan '13, 11pm

Surround node with rogue nodes: If a node (V) accepts incoming connections is he vulnerable to becoming complete...

If a node (V) accepts incoming connections is he vulnerable to becoming completely surrounded by corrupted nodes? Would this attacker then be able to control which transactions are relayed to V and which transactions V is able to broadcast to the network? I assume for this to happen V would have to, over time, loose connections to honest nodes to have them replaced by the attackers'. If so, in what circumstances would the bitcoin client loose connection with an honest node, other than it going offline?

Full article: http://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/7173/surround-...

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