11 Aug '13, 4pm

Android

Android Security Vulnerability 11 August 2013 We recently learned that a component of Android responsible for generating secure random numbers contains critical weaknesses, that render all Android wallets generated to date vulnerable to theft. Because the problem lies with Android itself, this problem will affect you if you have a wallet generated by any Android app. An incomplete list would be Bitcoin Wallet , blockchain.info wallet, BitcoinSpinner and Mycelium Wallet . In order to re-secure existing wallets, key rotation is necessary. This involves generating a new address with a repaired random number generator and then sending all the money in your wallet back to yourself. If you use an Android wallet then we strongly recommended you upgrade to the latest version available in the Play Store as soon as one becomes available. Once your wallet is rotated, you will need to...

Full article: http://bitcoin.org/en/alert/2013-08-11-android

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