This release is a minor release fixing a vulnerability in Shamir’s Secret Sharing implementation used for fragmented backups. If you use fragmented backups, this is an URGENT update.
This vulnerability has been fixed in Armory 0.96.3 and later. Consider all wallets that use fragmented backups to be compromised and migrate all funds to a new wallet. If you want to use fragmented backups, update to Armory 0.96.3 immediately.
Recently there has been much debate in the Bitcoin community regarding Segregated Witness, hard forks and soft forks, and the usage of alternative node and mining software. The Armory developers (goatpig, droark, and achow101) support Segregated Witness as is in its current form, and also support Bitcoin Core. The Armory developers also oppose hard forks that may attack the original chain. Should a long-lasting hard fork that does not attack the original chain exist, we would consider implementing functionality required to allow Armory users to transact on that chain only if absolutely necessary (e.g. the transaction format for that chain is changed). Depending on how drastic the changes are, we may implement the change fully, implement a migration tool to another wallet that supports the change, or simply not support the fork at all.
Armory is now accepting Transifex translations to allow for future multi-language support. There will also be Transifex translations for the website coming soon.
Armory Technologies Incorporated has decided to discontinue the development of the open source Bitcoin Armory software. Development has instead been passed into the good hands of goatpig and the rest of the Bitcoin Community with no further support from ATI.