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authorChristian Grothoff <christian@grothoff.org>2021-08-08 16:48:39 +0200
committerChristian Grothoff <christian@grothoff.org>2021-08-08 16:48:39 +0200
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@@ -17,6 +17,8 @@ Notable changes include:
<li>NEW: Optional inventory management by the merchant backend</li>
<li>NEW: Product image previews in contracts</li>
<li>NEW: Packaged merchant point-of-sale and cashier Apps for F-Droid</li>
+<li>NEW: Better isolation of online private keys</li>
+<li>NEW: Better isolation of sensitive exchange configuration options</li>
<li>Implemented long-polling support for refunds</li>
<li>Improved the HTTP API of the merchant to be more RESTful and easier to use</li>
<li>Improved message flow for tipping and refunds to ensure merchant knows
@@ -30,6 +32,15 @@ Notable changes include:
<li>Availability of a documented API for the wallet core, now used by all user interfaces</li>
<li>Various minor bugfixes and documentation improvements</li>
</ul>
+<p>
+Some of the major changes are based on the security audit performed
+by Code Blau in 2020. In particular, they had recommended strengthening
+the isolation of the private keys, which is now implemented using the
+<tt>taler-exchange-secmod-*</tt> binaries that can run under a different
+user ID than the network-facing <tt>taler-exchange-httpd</tt> process.
+Our detailed response to the audit is available
+<a href="https://taler.net/papers/response-202109.pdf">here</a>.
+</p>
<h4>Download links</h4>
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