The new hacking technique is open!
Nowadays, digital currencies cost quite a lot of money, which attracts the attention of experienced hackers. Crackers, like the whole industry, are inexorably developing. Hackers are progressing and are constantly looking for a new way to hacking. For example, today it became known that you can even crack a wallet with a part of the secret phrase. Next, we will tell you how this technique works and how to protect your own money. Read carefully, the material requires a responsible approach. So let’s get started.
A bit about the situation itself
Note that hacking was carried out as an experiment. The owner of the hacked account did not receive serious losses. Quite recently, at the end of May 2020, a well-known investor of digital assets created a special account. On the profile account, the investor placed a rather good, but not critical amount – 1 Bitcoin. So, when everything was ready, the investor announced that he would allow the wallet to be hacked and would give up all claims to the one who would first open his account. Money, of course, the cracker leaves to himself.
The purpose of the experiment was to check how much time and information hackers need to crack your account. Fairly significant experience was accompanied by certain clues. Alistair Milne, that is the name of the investor, regularly published small excerpts from the seed phrase of his wallet. Thus, the main task of the crackers was to select the remaining fragments of the proposal.
How to avoid hacking?
You probably relaxed when you found out that Alistar independently published the component seed phrases. However, even without such an obvious hint, hackers can steal your money. That is why we will recall the basic rules of digital security that will help save digital money:
- Never mention a seed phrase. Generally. Try to avoid discussing similar topics in forums or in personal correspondence. Since hackers who are interested in your account will surely study all the available information fields. A banal indication of the meaning of the seed-phrase will already facilitate the work of crackers;
- Do not enter the wallet from your home or work computer. As a rule, public computers are connected to the Internet, which means they are at risk of hacking. The system may become infected with a special program that remembers previously typed characters. Also, attackers can steal cookies and passwords from wallets, so for operations with cryptocurrency it is better to buy a simple laptop that should not be connected to the Internet;
- Use cold wallets. This is the best solution that is almost impossible to crack. Yes, such devices are expensive, but fully justify their own safety. Take care of your money;
So, now you know that it takes quite a bit to crack a wallet. Follow the news of the crypto industry with us. We publish only high-quality and interesting material. Thank you for the attention. Good luck!