LG G2 event scandal, Android bug creates weakness in BitCoin Wallet IDs

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At an event held by LG for promoting the new G2 smartphone, 20 people were injured while fighting for free phones. Yes. LG released 100 free LG G2 vouchers inside helium ballons to the sky, and people shot them with air guns. Pretty much expected… Also, because of the way Android generates secure random values, using the SecureRandom Java class, turns out that all Wallet IDs generated by Bitcoin Wallet apps are vulnerable. If you generated your wallet ID on a computer, but you’re also using it on an Android device, you’re fine. The best thing for the ones that generated your Wallet IDs is to make a new ID on a non-android device and transfer all your money from the Android ID to the new one. 

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