14 Aug '13, 12pm

Bitcoin wallets upgraded after Android cryptography problem

Several Bitcoin wallet applications have been upgraded following a serious cryptography problem in Android that could allow attackers to steal the virtual currency. Four Android Bitcoin clients -- Bitcoin Wallet, Blockchain, Mycelium Bitcoin Wallet and BitcoinSpinner -- have been fixed, according to an updated notice on Bitcoin.org. [ Build and deploy an effective line of defense against corporate intruders with InfoWorld's Encryption Deep Dive PDF expert guide. Download it today! | Stay up to date on the latest security developments with InfoWorld's Security Central newsletter . | For a quick, smart take on the news you'll be talking about, check out InfoWorld Tech Brief -- subscribe today. ] The problem affects Bitcoin applications that rely on an Android component, the Java SecureRandom class, that generates random numbers. Those numbers are used to create transaction s...

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