Android Security Vulnerability Renders App Generated Wallets Insecure

A particular component of android used to generate secure random numbers was found to contain a critical weakness. This weakness renders all Android wallets generated to date vulnerable to theft. Some popular Android apps include Bitcoin Wallet, Bitcoin Spinner, blockchain.info wallet, and Mycelium Wallet. Any Android applications where you don’t control the private keys are […]

Incompatible Chain Fork in 0.8.0

A specific bitcoin miner who was running version 0.8.0 created a large block at height 225,430 which was incompatible with earlier versions of Bitcoin. This resulted in a block chain fork. A temporary fix is in place where large mining pools running version 0.8.0 have been asked to switch to 0.7.x to create a single […]

Potential Security Vulnerability Found in Windows Bitcoin-Qt 0.5 – 0.6

There’s a possibility that the attacker would be able to issue remote code execution by crashing your Bitcoin-Qt process. If you are running a Windows version of Bitcoin-Qt 0.5 through 0.6, you’ll want to immediately shut it down and upgrade to 0.5.3.1 or 0.6rc4. Again, this only affects the listed versions of Bitcoin-Qt on Windows. […]