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June 17, 2011, 08:18:48 PM
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http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/06/bitcoin-malware/
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June 17, 2011, 08:28:49 PM
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well look at the price today after the malware articles came out? Yes fridays it seems to drop but the malware issue isn't going to make the price rise.
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June 17, 2011, 08:32:33 PM
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I think it added to the downward trend, but saying it's the main cause would overdo it.

Windows has been compromised countless times, and look around, people only care once it happens to themselves. I'd guess it's similar with Bitcoin. Pushes it down a little further, but the reason for the big breakdown should be elsewhere.
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June 17, 2011, 09:18:49 PM
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Sort of.

If you steal BTC, you'd likely want to cash out as quickly as possible. Thus successful heists would cause large sell-offs. Like we're seeing right now, at the same time a lot of people are reporting both stolen wallets as well as transfers away from mtgox.

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June 18, 2011, 10:56:43 AM
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Will the preponderance of stupid people make all smart people kill themselves because it's all in vain ?
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June 18, 2011, 12:03:11 PM
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I do not own any bitcoin, but if I owned any significant amount i personally would be worried about it getting hacked.

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June 18, 2011, 12:58:25 PM
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I do not own any bitcoin, but if I owned any significant amount i personally would be worried about it getting hacked.

Yes the security issue is something that needs to be solved. People need to know that their money is safe. Likewise it needs to be easy to use.

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June 19, 2011, 04:26:39 AM
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malware will make the price RISE, because the hackers will try to buy out all the BTCs for easy transfer to his own wallet.

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June 19, 2011, 05:05:20 AM
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malware will make the price RISE, because the hackers will try to buy out all the BTCs for easy transfer to his own wallet.

Hackers are going to steal coins and then buy more coins? How does buying more make the coins he stole easier to transfer?

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June 19, 2011, 06:36:06 AM
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Mr. Gavin still think that the security issue, such as back up and encrypt wallet.dat still not his first priority, which expressed in his recent blog. I think this is really a problem.

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June 19, 2011, 07:02:16 AM
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Mr. Gavin still think that the security issue, such as back up and encrypt wallet.dat still not his first priority, which expressed in his recent blog. I think this is really a problem.


If you think it's such a problem, then do it yourself and submit a pull request.
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