13 Sep '13, 6pm

Watch out for bitcoin thieves.

Watch out for bitcoin thieves.

Attackers exploit Android bugs to steal Bitcoins from "wallet" apps The bugs lie in the way Android generates private keys used to authenticate the Bitcoin owners. Criminals have found a way to steal Bitcoins from users' "wallet" apps by exploiting major vulnerabilities in the Android mobile operating system. According to an online community of Bitcoin users, who spoke out on a Bitcointalk.org forum over the weekend, cyber thieves have made off with at least 55 Bitcoins, which amounts to about $5,800, given Bitcoin's current exchange value. Mike Hearn, a Bitcoin developer who reported the bugs to Google, blogged about the security issue on Sunday and explained that the flaws lie in how Android generates secure random numbers used to make private keys. Because of the vulnerabilities, all private keys generated on Android devices are susceptible to be cracked, giving attacke...

Full article: http://www.scmagazine.com/attackers-exploit-android-bugs-...

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