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Akeem
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Please watchout !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:29 am

This bitcoin address ("13JF5274VuNthhwKkLrYyZW73smjSYAEen" and "19Y4NSiG8kkzwWjMD17euEaQ5PErpwxWkP") as receive more than $207,624.68 worth of bitcoin using computer viruses that detect when a bitcoin address is in your clipboard and replace the one you wanted to use with another address.

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Re: Please watchout !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:08 pm

Thanks for the pointer.
Some more to read about it here: bitcoin-discussion/new-malware-to-steal ... t5621.html

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Re: Please watchout !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:54 pm

Unfortunately, this malware has been around for a while. It generates addresses by the millions and replaces clipboard address with one with the same or similar firstbits.

Don't download anything that can't be compiled from the source.
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Re: Please watchout !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:59 pm

It's good practice to always do a sanity check whenever pasting a BTC address. I usually visually check the first 7 or 8 characters and the last 7 or 8 characters before approving anything.

What's really troubling though is that these malware programs, if they haven't already, will probably move on to altering QR codes on the fly and that is REALLY tough to verify.
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