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March 13, 2014, 01:44:21 PM
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I don't even know how it is possible to steal Bitcoins. It's not like Bitcoins are something you can grab.
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March 13, 2014, 01:49:09 PM
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Thanks for helping me keep this thread updated! Unfortunately, as specified earlier, the thread is full. I am working on a new thread that will contain updated information (with a few more reserved posts).

Maybe this should be moved into the wiki?  I'm sure there's a spot in there for it somewhere.  It might be easier to find and you shouldn't run into the issue with threads filling up.  (Which, sadly, the new one likely will too.)

I'm absolutely all for transferring this to the wiki. There is so much high quality work in here!

Excuse my ignorance, but how can a thread be "full"?

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March 13, 2014, 03:57:49 PM
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Thanks for helping me keep this thread updated! Unfortunately, as specified earlier, the thread is full. I am working on a new thread that will contain updated information (with a few more reserved posts).

Maybe this should be moved into the wiki?  I'm sure there's a spot in there for it somewhere.  It might be easier to find and you shouldn't run into the issue with threads filling up.  (Which, sadly, the new one likely will too.)

I'm absolutely all for transferring this to the wiki. There is so much high quality work in here!

Excuse my ignorance, but how can a thread be "full"?

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SMF has a post size limit. To keep adding to the OP you need to have reserved space right under it. That's why you see reserved as the next post in some threads. There is a way to overcome the limit but theymos would have to be willing to do it.

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March 15, 2014, 09:36:17 PM
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Thanks for helping me keep this thread updated! Unfortunately, as specified earlier, the thread is full. I am working on a new thread that will contain updated information (with a few more reserved posts).

Maybe this should be moved into the wiki?  I'm sure there's a spot in there for it somewhere.  It might be easier to find and you shouldn't run into the issue with threads filling up.  (Which, sadly, the new one likely will too.)

I'm absolutely all for transferring this to the wiki. There is so much high quality work in here!

Excuse my ignorance, but how can a thread be "full"?

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I can't edit on this wiki for some reason. Everything is licensed properly to be transferred, so if someone with editing rights has the time, that would be great.
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March 16, 2014, 08:23:30 AM
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Thanks for helping me keep this thread updated! Unfortunately, as specified earlier, the thread is full. I am working on a new thread that will contain updated information (with a few more reserved posts).

Maybe this should be moved into the wiki?  I'm sure there's a spot in there for it somewhere.  It might be easier to find and you shouldn't run into the issue with threads filling up.  (Which, sadly, the new one likely will too.)

I'm absolutely all for transferring this to the wiki. There is so much high quality work in here!

Excuse my ignorance, but how can a thread be "full"?

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I can't edit on this wiki for some reason. Everything is licensed properly to be transferred, so if someone with editing rights has the time, that would be great.

I just created an account on there with my username to figure out why it wasn't letting you edit the wiki.  And I found out why, and unfortunately, it's going to take someone with wiki privileges on there to fix it.  They have a payment interface that requires a small amount of bitcoins be sent to an address to enable a wiki account.  Unfortunately, and this is why someone who currently has wiki privileges will need to edit it, the API it uses to generate a bitcoin address is using MtGox.  Since I'm sure by now we're all aware that MtGox went belly up, by definition the API that is generating the bitcoin addresses isn't going to work any more.  

So unless there are any forum users around who have wiki privileges over there and are able to fix this, it looks like my idea isn't going to happen.  I would suggest switching to a Coinbase API if there's anyone out there who can do that since Coinbase seems quite stable to me, but I don't have the ability to do it myself.  I'm going to bring up this issue in a new thread in the hopes that someone will be able to fix it though, since it'd be nice to be able to actually edit that wiki again.

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March 16, 2014, 11:57:44 AM
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The recent eligius NMC wallet hack was worth "11 BTC" and should be listed.
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March 16, 2014, 05:17:34 PM
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sminers.com was a ponzi scheme that ran from Jan  2014 to March 2014
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March 16, 2014, 10:06:26 PM
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I just created an account on there with my username to figure out why it wasn't letting you edit the wiki.  And I found out why, and unfortunately, it's going to take someone with wiki privileges on there to fix it.
I read on the bitcoin-development mailing list recently that the wiki is actually still hosted by MtGox (or Tibanne, or Kalyhost, or whatever) and there is work being done now to change its hosting arrangements. Hopefully they would fix that at the same time.
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March 17, 2014, 02:51:32 AM
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I just created an account on there with my username to figure out why it wasn't letting you edit the wiki.  And I found out why, and unfortunately, it's going to take someone with wiki privileges on there to fix it.
I read on the bitcoin-development mailing list recently that the wiki is actually still hosted by MtGox (or Tibanne, or Kalyhost, or whatever) and there is work being done now to change its hosting arrangements. Hopefully they would fix that at the same time.


Maybe we can get Mark to give up the hosting when he hands over the patent for Bitcoin. lol

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March 17, 2014, 04:14:07 AM
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I guess the Flexcoin Hack should be listed

http://www.torontosun.com/2014/03/05/canadian-bitcoin-bank-flexcoin-shuts-after-hacking-theft
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/currencies/police-investigating-after-canadian-bitcoin-bank-folds/article17341622/

Would be under Borderline Minor

The Edmonton-based company reported the theft of 896 bitcoins on its website on Monday and said it “does not have the resources (or) assets ... to come back from this loss.” It blamed the attack on hackers who had targeted its online wallet.

Dree just post a link to the new thread when its up

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March 17, 2014, 07:39:04 AM
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I just created an account on there with my username to figure out why it wasn't letting you edit the wiki.  And I found out why, and unfortunately, it's going to take someone with wiki privileges on there to fix it.
I read on the bitcoin-development mailing list recently that the wiki is actually still hosted by MtGox (or Tibanne, or Kalyhost, or whatever) and there is work being done now to change its hosting arrangements. Hopefully they would fix that at the same time.


Oh, I didn't realize this was hosted by MtGox as well as them using their API.  Yeah, I'd love to change the hosting agreements so we could have it more a community wiki rather than one controlled by MtGox.

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March 23, 2014, 07:30:22 PM
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Vircurex was hacked and lost 1454 BTC in May 2013.

(they also lost 23400 LTC and 225263 TRC)

They also lost some on AurumXChange, and are currently short of about 1200 BTC:

https://vircurex.com/Reports/2013-11.pdf
https://vircurex.com/welcome/ann_reserved.html
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March 26, 2014, 09:59:56 PM
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Cryptorush got hacked twice and is out of 950 BTC.
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April 01, 2014, 02:29:25 AM
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Vircurex was hacked and lost 1454 BTC in May 2013.

(they also lost 23400 LTC and 225263 TRC)

They also lost some on AurumXChange, and are currently short of about 1200 BTC:

https://vircurex.com/Reports/2013-11.pdf
https://vircurex.com/welcome/ann_reserved.html

Thanks. I know I've been delaying this, but I'll try to get an update up this weekend if possible.
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April 08, 2014, 05:04:17 AM
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What about the mtgox incident?

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April 09, 2014, 02:45:41 AM
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Noting down so I don't forget:

Heartbleed vulnerability

Confirmed victims:

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April 09, 2014, 04:45:05 AM
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Noting down so I don't forget:

Heartbleed vulnerability

Confirmed victims:

I hope this one doesn't impact to many users in Bitcoin but we will see interestingly enough if a lot of little ones are affected it could join the list so also noting it down in case

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April 15, 2014, 05:45:15 PM
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must keep this thread saved for research purposes, apparently people need multiple examples for why they should be careful

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April 19, 2014, 01:48:49 AM
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I will lock this thread in preparation for the new one.


Dear reader,

This thread has been superseded by a newer thread due to character size restrictions. A copy is left here for archival purposes; however, this copy is significantly out-of-date.
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