Has it been used to steal Bitcoin balances or is this a vulnerability and possibility?
Users of Android Bitcoin apps have woken to the unpleasant news that an old pseudo random number generation bug has been exploited to steal balances from users' wallets. The Bitcoin Foundation's announcement, here, merely states that an unspecified component of Android “responsible for generating secure random numbers contains …
Monday 12th August 2013 06:37 GMT Cliff
Interesting that this class of risk is far heavier for distributed and noncentralised currencies than even visa and mastercard ones where transactions can be reversed. I guess you have to really trust whoever wrote your wallet app, mind you they would only be able to steal some numbers...
Monday 12th August 2013 09:51 GMT Anonymous Coward