12 Aug '13, 10am

Android Bitcoin wallet security vulnerable to theft

Read this Bitcoin: More ideology than trustworthy currency Read more Bitcoin wallets generated by Android devices are vulnerable to theft caused by a problem in the way Android generates random numbers. Developers at Bitcoin.org issued an alert on Sunday strongly recommending Bitcoin owners using Android wallets update to new versions of their preferred wallet once they became available. A number of Android Bitcoin wallets — such as Bitcoin Wallet, BitcoinSpinner, Mycelium Wallet and blockchain.info — were preparing updates that address the flaw, according to the Bitcoin.org notice. According to a description of the flaw by Bitcoin Wallet, which has released a beta fix, "Android SecureRandom class has multiple severe bugs that render it useless for cryptographic purposes". Bitcoin apps by exchanges such as Mt Gox and Coinbase are not affected since the private keys for tho...

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