13 Aug '12, 11pm

Hacked BitCoin Exchange Sued By Customers

I could answer this one two ways, but I'm going to go with blaming the victim on this one. There have been a rash of thefts surrounding BitCoin wallets in some of the stupidest ways (any number of BitCoin sites, for God knows what reason, have been using MySQL for their backend, and more than a few have been using PHP) -> show of hands on /., if you were designing / developing a website that dealt primarily with money, would you use MySQL? And why not? Your wallet.dat file is your wallet. BitCoins = cash. Think about online areas the same way you think about offline areas -> there this dude who wants to hold my wallet for me, I don't really know him, but everyone else seems to trust him, even though he's only been standing on this street corner for about 5 minutes, and has all the wallets in a 20 gallon transparent plastic bag...should I trust him as well? Fuck no. Put you...

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