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A Precaution on Vanity Addresses

A heads up from Mandrik on our support team:

I just received multiple tickets from users informing me they had funds stolen. They all linked to the same transaction, and these were all stolen from vanity addresses. When I asked for further details they all confirmed that they used the same site to generate the address.

Vanity address generator: bitcoinvanity(dot)appspot(dot)com [DO NOT use this site to generate a vanity address; your funds will be stolen]

Address that is piling up stolen funds from vanity addresses (multiple transactions so far): https://blockchain.info/address/17Hnusfws7KsofWyZcNgTZ2hrWPrKuQ2na

If you ever used this site, then I’d move funds out the generated vanity address ASAP!

Link to Reddit post: http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/21foj9/funds_currently_being_stolen_from_vanity/

Thanks,

-Mandrik, Blockchain.info User Experience Expert