11 Aug '13, 9pm

Critical Vulnerability Found In Android Wallets #bitcoin

A critical security vulnerability has been found in Android which renders bitcoins stored in Android Bitcoin wallets vulnerable to theft, and the exploit is currently being used in the wild to steal people’s bitcoins. Several people have reported that their Android wallets were cleared out and the funds sent to 1HKywxiL4JziqXrzLKhmB6a74ma6kxbSDj , an address which currently contains 55.8 BTC. Because the bug is a flaw in Android itself, all Android Bitcoin wallets are vulnerable; Bitcoin Wallet for Android, Bitcoin Spinner, the mobile version of blockchain.info and Mycelium Wallet are all on the list . Users are encouraged to send all of their funds to a desktop or online wallet and wait until their favorite mobile wallet comes out with an upgrade to fix the problem. Bitcoin Wallet for Android already did ; Bitcoin Wallet for Android users need only download the latest ver...

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