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August 16, 2011, 10:09:56 AM
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Just a thought as I had done alot of research on this subject before. How easy would it be for a hacker to obtain your login details or even steal your cookie file from a bitcoin trade site and use it to steal your coins?

Every couple of months someone will find a vulnerability in a system. Bit coins only just starting to take off so should we see an increase of stolen passwords?

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August 16, 2011, 10:20:18 AM
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Protecting as a site owner -> use htmlentities before you print a variable.
Protecting as a user -> use noscript :]

But when it comes to web security XSS is not the worst.
XSS [if exists] won't give the hacker your password, only the cookies, if you logout and logged in again the hacker can't do anything.

Unlike XSS, RCE or SQL injection can do serious damage to both the site and users...
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August 16, 2011, 11:03:34 AM
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Only known about bitcoin a day and as intriguing as it is, theres wayyyy too many storys about hacked accounts and stolen bitcoins.

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August 16, 2011, 11:30:27 AM
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Most of the time the negligence of the user is the problem.
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August 16, 2011, 01:06:58 PM
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the more important question would be "how can Bitcoin prosper when they can get lost forever?" Wink
if the available amount is decreasing by time.. what would be a critical mass that is needed for a currency worldwide?

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August 16, 2011, 01:17:45 PM
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the more important question would be "how can Bitcoin prosper when they can get lost forever?" Wink
if the available amount is decreasing by time.. what would be a critical mass that is needed for a currency worldwide?
Since you can move the decimal as you need, any amount of BTC is enough for the world. You would then use like 0.000000000000000000001 btc, we will make a client that wil say that it is 1mini-BTC and you are fine



After all, "how can gold prosper when it can get lost forever?" What about all the gold in the ships that sunk? For thousands of years it was lost!
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August 16, 2011, 01:18:00 PM
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the more important question would be "how can Bitcoin prosper when they can get lost forever?" Wink
if the available amount is decreasing by time.. what would be a critical mass that is needed for a currency worldwide?

bitcoins are divisible by 8, so we can just move the decimal value if theres ever a need to.
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