15 Aug '13, 7am

Google Releases Patch for Android Flaw That Can Be Exploited for Bitcoin Wallet Theft

In a blog post published on Wednesday, Android Security Engineer Alex Klyubin confirmed the existence of the Android vulnerability that could be leveraged to compromise Bitcoin wallets. The issue lies in the SecureRandom class implementation. “We have now determined that applications which use the Java Cryptography Architecture (JCA) for key generation, signing, or random number generation may not receive cryptographically strong values on Android devices due to improper initialization of the underlying PRNG,” Klyubin explained . “Applications that directly invoke the system-provided OpenSSL PRNG without explicit initialization on Android are also affected. Applications that establish TLS/SSL connections using the HttpClient and java.net classes are not affected as those classes do seed the OpenSSL PRNG with values from /dev/urandom,” he added. Android has developed patche...

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