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March 02, 2012, 12:56:02 PM
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Another slashdotting for the wrong reasons...  and that title was clearly written before the much larger loss from Bitcoinica was reported.
Please explain your statement about the wrong reasons? I made the submission so I would be interested in knowing what the problem is.

The submission was made before Bitcoinica revealed what happened to them, that's true. I've asked them to add an update to the submission regarding Bitcoinica.

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March 02, 2012, 02:41:26 PM
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Another slashdotting for the wrong reasons...  and that title was clearly written before the much larger loss from Bitcoinica was reported.
Please explain your statement about the wrong reasons? I made the submission so I would be interested in knowing what the problem is.

The submission was made before Bitcoinica revealed what happened to them, that's true. I've asked them to add an update to the submission regarding Bitcoinica.

Oh.. only that I don't recall any positive stories recently in slashdot regarding bitcoin.  I'm not saying it shouldn't be reported though!

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March 02, 2012, 02:56:29 PM
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Oh.. only that I don't recall any positive stories recently in slashdot regarding bitcoin.  I'm not saying it shouldn't be reported though!
This is true and I don't like it either. I just don't think that there have been good news of similar magnitude recently. Once there is, I'm sure me or someone else will submit them also. We have seen lots of smaller positive news but I've been skeptical that submitting those would ever reach the front page of Slashdot, that's why I haven't submitted them.

I see a lot of potential stuff going on though, for example when the Bitcoin Magazine is finally published, that could work. Also when P2SH is finally enabled to Bitcoin protocol, that could work also. Hopefully there is a lot of other great things coming that I'm not yet aware of.

Regarding the Linode hack, the update I submitted has now been added to my earlier submission. It links to the Ars Technica article which covers the whole thing fairly well.

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March 02, 2012, 03:05:19 PM
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I don't recall any positive stories recently in slashdot regarding bitcoin.
The good news is implicit. People can see, despite the stream of bad news stories on SlashDot, that Bitcoin keeps functioning.
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March 02, 2012, 09:27:01 PM
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Linode hackers escape with $70K in daring bitcoin heist
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2012-03-02

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/03/02/linode_bitcoin_heist/

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March 02, 2012, 09:30:54 PM
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The hosting industry newssite  'WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW' covers the linode hack story
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Hackers Break Into Web Host Linode, Steal $228K in Bitcoins from Customers

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2012-03-02

http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/hackers-break-into-web-host-linode-steal-228k-in-bitcoins-from-customers

According to a thread on WebHostingTalk, the issue with the Linode management console could potentially put all VPS web hosts at risk. One user suggested hosts using Linode check their systems for reboots and change root passwords as soon as possible to prevent a security breach.

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March 02, 2012, 09:36:20 PM
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Linode compromised, Bitcoins stolen
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2012-03-02

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2156823/linode-compromised-bitcoins


CLOUD WEB HOSTING FIRM Linode has had to confess to a security problem that has left some of its users out of pocket to the tune of over $220,000.
Reports about problems with the service sprung up yesterday, and Linode has already confirmed that it is at fault.

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March 02, 2012, 10:56:43 PM
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2012-03-02

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2156823/linode-compromised-bitcoins


CLOUD WEB HOSTING FIRM Linode has had to confess to a security problem that has left some of its users out of pocket to the tune of over $220,000.
Reports about problems with the service sprung up yesterday, and Linode has already confirmed that it is at fault.


The hosting industry newssite  'WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW' covers the linode hack story
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Hackers Break Into Web Host Linode, Steal $228K in Bitcoins from Customers

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http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/hackers-break-into-web-host-linode-steal-228k-in-bitcoins-from-customers

According to a thread on WebHostingTalk, the issue with the Linode management console could potentially put all VPS web hosts at risk. One user suggested hosts using Linode check their systems for reboots and change root passwords as soon as possible to prevent a security breach.
Yet Bitcoin keeps rolling.

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March 03, 2012, 05:11:53 AM
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Internet Bandits Steal More Than $200,000 in Bitcoin

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2012-03-02

http://gizmodo.com/5890137/internet-bandits-somehow-steal-more-than-200000-in-bitcoin

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March 03, 2012, 05:13:35 AM
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Cloud Service Linode Hacked, Bitcoin Accounts Emptied

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2012-03-02

http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/cloud-service-linode-hacked-bitcoin-accounts-emptied-030212

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March 03, 2012, 05:56:44 AM
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2012-03-02

http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/computing/networks/thousands-of-bitcoins-stolen-in-a-hack-on-linode


Interestingly, the price of Bitcoin, which usually tumbles on this sort of news, has stayed right around $4.6 all day. In fact, that's where it's been for over a month now, with occasional spikes up over $5. While the hack is clearly the latest set back for Bitcoin, the mellow reaction from the market could indicate that the currency is becoming more resilient as businesses prove their willingness to absorb losses.

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March 03, 2012, 05:59:27 AM
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Linode Breach Leads to Massive Heist of 46,000 BTC from Bitcoinica, Faucet

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2012-03-02

http://siliconangle.com/blog/2012/03/02/linode-breach-leads-to-massive-heist-of-46000-btc-from-bitcoinica-faucet/

Numerous media sources are reporting now on a massive heist of Bitcoin wallets as the result of the hack of the cloud-hosting provider Linode.

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March 03, 2012, 12:10:08 PM
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Spiegel Online, one of the biggest German news websites reports on the linode incident. balanced reporting, imho.

http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/web/0,1518,818810,00.html  (german, first two paragraphs)

maybe the theft gets us new publicity...   some say all publicity is good publicity  Cheesy


edit: they did not point out the companies would bear the losses
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March 03, 2012, 02:00:54 PM
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When the first issue of Bitcoin Magazine gets published, is this thread going to start filling up quickly with every article we have?  Cheesy

Will it be considered a "notable source" ?   Tongue
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March 03, 2012, 02:29:23 PM
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When the first issue of Bitcoin Magazine gets published, is this thread going to start filling up quickly with every article we have?  Cheesy

Will it be considered a "notable source" ?   Tongue

In my opinion - it's a source from 'within the community' - so I won't be referencing individual articles from it here. 
However, I'll be keeping an eye out and reporting when some other journalists/media outlets write followup pieces on Bitcoin Magazine articles or refer to the magazine.


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March 03, 2012, 02:34:17 PM
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There is a short article about bitcoin in the the march edition of  "The Linux Journal"
(no web link to it - subscriber only)

Nothing new , but the author  says this at the end:

"What about you? Do you think cryptocurrency has a future, or do you think it’s a geeky fad that will fade away? Send an e-mail with “CRYPTOCURRENCY” in the subject line to shawn@linuxjournal.com, and I’ll follow up with a Web article based on your feedback."

If anybody has the full article feel free to put it up.
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March 04, 2012, 12:11:48 AM
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When the first issue of Bitcoin Magazine gets published, is this thread going to start filling up quickly with every article we have?  Cheesy

Will it be considered a "notable source" ?   Tongue
Yeah, how reliable is it lol
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March 04, 2012, 06:33:40 AM
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When the first issue of Bitcoin Magazine gets published, is this thread going to start filling up quickly with every article we have?  Cheesy

Will it be considered a "notable source" ?   Tongue
Yeah, how reliable is it lol

bitcoin events / businesses, described / scrutinized  by bitcoiners... hmmm i wonder....

dudes!  

finally something worth reading!

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March 06, 2012, 08:05:27 PM
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http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonmatonis/2012/03/06/virtual-currencies-and-roach-motels/

Virtual Currencies and Roach Motels by Jon Matonis in Forbes.com

Accompanying podcast also but I haven't listened to it yet:
http://www.virtualpolicy.net/virtuallypolicy003.html
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March 06, 2012, 09:09:34 PM
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http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonmatonis/2012/03/06/virtual-currencies-and-roach-motels/

Virtual Currencies and Roach Motels by Jon Matonis in Forbes.com

Accompanying podcast also but I haven't listened to it yet:
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Nice! Comments such as "elegance" and "resiliency", and the article writer even noticed Mike's hard work on BitcoinJ.

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