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$220M in Bitcoin May Be Encrypted Forever on IronKey

Stefan Thomas is two failed password attempts away from losing the private keys to $220 million worth of bitcoin forever. This is because Thomas holds the private keys to his bitcoin wallet in an IronKey. “The World’s Most Secure Flash Drive” would rather die than give up its secrets, thanks to a series of built-in…

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ALERT: Malicious Crypto Browser Extension—Masked MetaMask

UPDATE: 12/03/2020 The MetaMask phisher continues to buy sponsored ads on MetaMask search results. The company urges users to “use direct links, and if you need to use search, watch out for sponsored links!” Sponsored ads for the fraudulent maskmeha[.]io seem to have been displaced by meramaks[.]io 12/02/2020 Within the past 24 hours, CipherTrace has…

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Ledger Bitcoin Wallet Hacked by 15 Year Old Researcher

Ledger hardware wallets have been thoroughly compromised by a 15-year-old researcher, Rashid Saleem, using very small amounts of code. Rashid is the same researcher that exploited the Trezor wallet flaw in August 2017. He was able to install a backdoor on the Ledger Nano S that causes the device to generate pre-determined recovery passwords. An…

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