This website has guides for users of the electrum bitcoin wallet. I hope to add content over time so that it a grows into a useful resource. Check out the links in the left sidebar to see what’s already been published.
Malware authors only put in the minimum effort needed to steal from users. In the past it was pretty easy for them to put up a fake electrum site and then advertise it on google adwords. The ad would show up above search results and newbie users would click on it, download the malware versions and receive bitcoin to wallets created with it only to find the coins stolen shortly afterwards.
A scammer has recently acquired control of the domain name Electrum dot com and is distributing fake versions of Electrum software.
A new major release of Electrum has been made. Electrum 3.1.0 brings new mempool fee estimation, the ability to save transactions in the wallet file and capital gains information in the wallet history. More information about this release can be found on github
A bug in parsing certain p2wsh-p2sh transactions was fixed in this new version of Electrum 3.0.6. The bug affected non-multisig p2wsh-p2sh transactions like those sent by an exchange called BitPanda.
A security vulnerability was discovered in Electrum. It allows malicious websites to access your wallet and possibly get at your wallet seed/private keys. Users are advised to upgrade to Electrum 3.0.5 immediately.