According to ZDNet, Google has removed 49 Chrome extensions from its online store, disguised as legitimate cryptocurrency wallet apps such as Ledger, MyEtherWallet, Trezor, electrum, but containing malicious code designed to steal encrypted wallet private keys, monemone phrases and other original passwords.
The world-renowned Bitcoin wallet Electrum "update phishing" currency theft continues.
The Litecoin Foundation is migrating from electrum-LTC wallets to BitGo wallets.
According to Reddit user u/normal_rc, electrum's wallet was hacked and nearly 250 bitcoins (243.6 BTCs, nearly $1 million) were maliciously stolen, according to coinelegraph. Electrum then confirmed that the attack included creating a fake version of the wallet to trick users into providing password information. Electrum responded on Twitter that "this is a persistent phishing attack on Electrum users" and warned users not to download Electrum from any source other than the official website.
The importance of private key security issues is self-evident to Bitcoin players. For Bitcoin heavyweights or Bitcoin merchants, how to protect the private key needs to be carefully considered and reconsidered. Today editors discuss how to protect Bitcoin's private key.
Any account reset: The system through the username and password parameters of password reset, resulting in any account password can be reset.
First create a multi-sign account in the Electrum wallet, and normally a private key should be placed in a wallet. Here's a 2/3 multi-sign as an example. Suppose there are three accounts W1, W2, W3.
Use BitHD shields and blades to prevent Electrum wallet "message defects" attacks.
Bitcoin desktop wallet client Electrum has released a 4.0 beta version, adding several important updates, including support for the Lightning network, nearly a year after the previous version of Electrum, 3.3.8 (last July). In the 4.0 beta version, Electrum mainly added features such as PSBT (partially signed Bitcoin transactions), Lightning Network, watchtowers (暸 watchtowers) and Submarineswaps (subliminal switching). (Github.