16 Aug '13, 6am

Google confirms Bitcoin-theft vulnerability in Android

Google confirms Bitcoin-theft vulnerability in Android

Google confirms Bitcoin-theft vulnerability in Android Aug 15, 2013, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s] ) Tweet Google has verified that a vulnerability that existed within Android allowed for the reported theft of up to 55 bitcoins over the weekend. "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 initialisation of the underlying PRNG (Pseudorandom number generator)," said Alex Klyubin, Android security engineer, in a blog post. Complete Story Related Stories: Bitcoin gains an open source client (Apr 11, 2011) Bitcoin not so anonymous, Irish researcher says (Jul 29, 2011) Bitcoin - Open Source Virtual Currency Project that Could Become the Gold Standa (Dec 21, 2010) Bitcoin developers say critical Android...

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