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March 03, 2012, 07:48:20 PM
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Nothing but the payment functions need to have been hosted there. Zhou made a grave mistake by not collocating as he was advised to do by DCAO representatives when he first joined. He held the belief that there was bigger chance of outside security threats or single collocation operator trust issues than with major companies.

Are you going to tell me that when he described the part about less trust issues with major companies he didn't mentioned the company he was using? c'mon... Roll Eyes

Uhh. Yes. That's exactly what I'm telling you.

We were having a discussion related to collocation vs cloud in regards to general security for bitcoin applications.

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March 03, 2012, 07:51:46 PM
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Did you know that if someone breaks into your house and gets wounded by your careless arrangement of knives or something they can sue you for that in some cases? We're not talking about sanity here, we're talking about law.


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none of my intruders have sued me as yet  Wink

but then none of my knives are ever carelessly arranged

though a lawyer did come round once to talk about that, he's top right

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March 03, 2012, 08:02:30 PM
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I'm having trouble finding where I said he told anyone where he held his wallet....

http://help.bitcoinica.com/kb/faq/how-secure-bitcoinica-is

2nd para, 2nd sentence: "... And more importantly, we don't even operate a Bitcoin wallet, which means that hackers have nothing to steal. ..."


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I'm having trouble finding where I said he told anyone where he held his wallet....

http://help.bitcoinica.com/kb/faq/how-secure-bitcoinica-is

2nd para, 2nd sentence: "... And more importantly, we don't even operate a Bitcoin wallet, which means that hackers have nothing to steal. ..."


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Priceless!

Wish I also had "nothing" to steal...   Roll Eyes

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March 03, 2012, 09:13:20 PM
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I'm not going to jump to any conclusions on who did it yet but I'm up to discuss possible scenarios.

I'm not a security expert so maybe someone who is could speak up. A lone employee (or 2 working together etc) might not be "Linode dropping the ball". There is always a human element and it's always the hardest to protect against. If it turns out some employee went off and did this and Linode comes clean / takes responsibility / makes it right and it wasn't easily preventable then I'll maintain my respect for them. On the other hand if someone can point out how they "really screwed up" when the facts come out please do it.
-Jered

I'm not a security expert either but I've watched many an episode of Mission Impossible & seen the Ocean's 11, then for $2k Benjies sans armes, ni haine, ni violence & the prospect of much more (or less) if they hadn't already had an ongoing peak somehow & timed it for max balances which it doesn't sound like, the MI scenario starts to sound quite plausible - get a temp job on Linode's cleaning services Co team & install key-loggers or spy-cams, a telephone sanitizer dood with smarts, most likely though borrow an admin colleague's log in details or say that yours must have been pinched & for plausible deny-ability say that you found a USB stick on the ground in the company car park one morning & foolishly plugged it in to your admin company computer out of curiosity (it had gay porn on it so you dumped it) - I wonder if he/they got more or less than they'd hoped for, anyway here's hoping that they get a nice long term inside to write a memoir on their heist & it can all be good for the inevitable The Bitcoin Story film that already has plenty of juicy Ocean's 11 type plot material

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