From @se3000 on Wed Nov 04 2015 15:29:44 GMT+0000 (UTC)
The way I understand it, IPNS is addressed by the hash of a node’s public key.
I’m imagining some kind of valuable dynamic information being served over IPNS, and a malicious party who prefers an old version to a new version could intentionally choose to serve the old one instead of updating. Is that a possibility?
It seems like this risk can be mitigated by checking with more peers. I’m wondering if there’s any way to resolve the dispute, like time stamping… Or is there something I’m missing, and this isn’t actually a risk?
Copied from original issue: https://github.com/ipfs/faq/issues/70