An Update on This Morning’s Twitter Changes

Early this morning (GMT time), we discovered that our Twitter account was defaced with provocative and distasteful political propaganda. We quickly got to work securing access to the account, removing the offensive tweets and broadcasting a message that all Blockchain services, including wallets and API were not impacted whatsoever. Unfortunately, we were not the only firm swept up in this issue. As this article notes, Forbes, BBC North America, Amnesty International, the European Parliament were among the hundreds of accounts impacted.

Twitter acknowledged the incident in a statement to Gizmodo stating:

We are aware of an issue affecting a number of account holders this morning. Our teams are working at pace and taking direct action on this issue. We quickly located the source which was limited to a third party app. We removed its permissions immediately. No additional accounts are impacted. Advice on keeping your account secure can be found here.

What we know is that a third party social media analytics provider called The Counter, which many large firms (including Netflix, YouTube, Slack, the UN and Adobe) rely on, was compromised. We will no longer be using them. At no time was Blockchain the deliberate target of this external breach. Here is what they had to say:

While the motivation for this bizarre social media attack is still unknown, we’re sorry for any confusion or offense this may have caused. We take these issues extremely seriously and have already kicked off an internal audit of our security practices for both our analytics providers and also specifically our social and community channels to prevent a similar incident from happening again.

Blockchain’s Wallet App for Android is Picking Up Steam

Blocktrain.org recently did an interview with Blockchain Android Wallet product lead, Keonne Rodriguez. Here’s a peek into what went down. Make sure to read the full interview over on Blocktrain!

“The goal of the Android application from the start was twofold. Update what was a dated and rather spartan UI, and more importantly prepare the ‘under-the-hood’ foundations for much bigger updates going forward. With those goals in mind we wanted to maintain feature parity and also create a new experience we felt old and new users would appreciate.”

Prepare Yourself – The North American Bitcoin Conference is coming

Join us on July 2014, for the second North American Bitcoin Conference. For those of you that recall, during the first North American Bitcoin Conference in 2012, we were a much smaller community then. In two short years though, The North American Bitcoin Conference has grown from 100 attendees to 1200, from 30 different countries in 2014.

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功能指南:如何在浏览器中使用Blockchain钱包打开比特币URI链接

简单而言,URI是使用浏览器执行特殊操作的一种特殊协议。您最常接触的URI协议是「mailto:」,在你单击某个电子邮件地址时,如果附带了含有mailto参数的超链接,那么您电脑中的电子邮件程序将自动打开,并填写好目标地址。

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功能指南:如何使用你的Blockchain钱包进行支付

你是否希望使用比特币转账汇款、购买礼品?使用 Blockchain 钱包便可完成这一切。然而面对我们提供的 3 种支付选项,您可能会无所适从。本文将由浅入深的解释这些选项之间的区别,同时指导您完成支付操作。

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安全警示:反钓鱼欺诈

亲爱的 Blockchain 用户,

千万别被钓鱼!Blockchain 是钓鱼欺诈者热衷的目标。钓鱼欺诈的方式,是搭建一个外形酷似 blockchain.info,却使用不同域名的伪造站点。而攻击的触发方式则是用户不经意间的域名错误拼写、点击电子邮件中的链接,甚至通过各种网络广告平台直接推销伪站。一旦您在伪站上尝试登录 Blockchain 的服务,他们将截获您的用户名与密码(以及你的双重验证码)。由此,他们便可以窃取您的所有资金。

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Blockchain Beta Group

Have an impact on the development of our apps, by applying to become a Blockchain beta tester!

The performance, security and usability of our products is extremely important to us; the user experience we deliver is equally important. By becoming a beta tester, you’ll be helping us create the best possible user experience and you will also have the perk of getting a sneak peek at the latest Blockchain products.

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