<p dir="ltr">In all fairness those hacks you mentioned were not directly related to the bitcoin system itself. They were attacks on websites that offer different services for bitcoin. </p>
<p dir="ltr">The "theft" is essentially the same as not securing your online banking credentials. It is impossible to steal bitcoins unless you have direct access to a persons wallet, which is exactly like having direct access to a bank account. </p>

<div class="gmail_quote">On Feb 19, 2013 1:12 PM, "Stephen Kraus" <<a href="mailto:ub3ratl4sf00@gmail.com">ub3ratl4sf00@gmail.com</a>> wrote:<br type="attribution"><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">
<a href="http://www.dailytech.com/Second+Bitcoin+Hack+Highlights+Challenges+Resilience+of+Anarchic+ECurrency/article27776.htm" target="_blank">http://www.dailytech.com/Second+Bitcoin+Hack+Highlights+Challenges+Resilience+of+Anarchic+ECurrency/article27776.htm</a><br>

<br>That is just one of two instances I know of.<br><br>It is a distributed system....but it has still been subject to regular theft:<br><br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin#Incidents" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin#Incidents</a><br>

<br>Like I said, I like the idea of the Bitcoin, I don't trust it yet as alternative to proper investments.
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