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Submission + - Google admits Bitcoin thieves exploited Android crypto PRNG flaw

rjmarvin writes: The theft of 55 Bitcoins, or about $5,720, through Android wallet apps last week was made possible http://sdt.bz/64008 because of flaws in Android's Java and OpenSSL crypto PRNG, Google revealed in a blog post http://android-developers.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/some-securerandom-thoughts.html. In the wake of a Bitcoin security advisory and a Symantec vulnerability report, the Android Developers Blog admitted the reason the thieves were able to pilfer their wallet apps. The flaws are already, or in the process of being repaired...
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Google admits Bitcoin thieves exploited Android crypto PRNG flaw

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