[Bitcoin-development] Time

Aaron Voisine voisine at gmail.com
Fri Jul 25 05:56:26 UTC 2014

It's based on the block height, not the block's timestamp. If you have
access to the device and the phone itself is not pin locked, then you
can jailbreak it and get access to the wallet seed that way. A pin
locked device however is reasonably secure as the filesystem is
hardware aes encrypted to a combination of pin+uuid. This was just an
easy way to prevent multiple pin guesses by changing system time in
settings, so that isn't the weakest part of the security model.

Aaron Voisine

On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 8:21 PM, William Yager <will.yager at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 10:39 PM, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Is breadwallet tamper resistant & zero on tamper hardware? otherwise
>> this sounds like security theater.... I attach a debugger to the
>> process (or modify the program) and ignore the block sourced time.
> It's an iOS application. I would imagine it is substantially more difficult
> to attach to a process (which, at the very least, requires root, and perhaps
> other things on iOS) than to convince the device to change its system time.
> That said, the security benefits might not be too substantial.
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