12 Aug '13, 4pm

Android Security Flaw Puts Bitcoin Wallets at Risk

Android Security Flaw Puts Bitcoin Wallets at Risk

The security flaw is just the latest highlight of the weaknesses inherent in the highly fragmented distribution of the Android platform. Bitcoin, the maker of the digital currency, announced that a security vulnerability within Google’s Android operating system has exposed Bitcoin users to theft through several Bitcoin digital wallet applications. The company said updates are being prepared for wallet apps including Bitcoin Wallet, where the update is in beta testing now, BitcoinSpinner, for which an update is being prepared, Mycelium Wallet, for which update v0.6.5 can be installed from Google Play or the Mycelium Website, and an update is also being prepared for blockchain.info. "Because the problem lies with Android itself, this problem will affect you if you have a wallet generated by any Android app," a note on the company’s Website said. "Apps where you don't control...

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