According to Bleeping Computer, the BTC wallet app Electrom accused a phishing product called Electrum Pro of stealing a user's seed key on May 9 on GitHub and registering a domain name called electrum without Electrum's permission. The Electrum team noted that there was a piece of code indicating that the counterfeit product might have taken the user's seed key and uploaded it to the electrum. Affected users should transfer funds from BTC URLs managed by Eletrum Pro.
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Now that we understand the benefits of Electrum, we can start using Electrum. Before use, prepare pens and paper to facilitate the recording of safety seeds.
Users of Bitcoin wallet Electrum are facing phishing attacks, according to Johnwick.io. Hackers broadcast messages to electrum clients through a malicious server, prompting the user to update to v4.0.0, and if the user is prompted to install this backdoor-carrying client, the private key is stolen and all digital assets are stolen. At the time of writing, at least 1,450 BTCs worth approximately $11.6 million had been stolen from phishing attacks that forged Electrum upgrade alerts. Devi Security Labs hereby suggests that versions of Electrum below 3.3.4 are vulnerable to such phishing attacks, and users using Electrum Wallet are requested to update to the latest version of Electrum3.3.8 via the official website (electrum.org), which has not yet been officially released v4.0.0, and do not use the link in the prompt message to avoid asset losses.
The safest option is through code or the use of hardware wallet (Ledger), mobile wallet is relatively more secure than desktop wallet, users are used to Western countries like desktop wallet and hardware wallet, Asian countries like mobile wallet.
While it's easy to use a mobile wallet, running a desktop wallet on Mac and Linux operating systems is more secure, and hardware wallets are the best option for large investors.
Wallet developer Electrum took action to fix the vulnerability, which led to the exposure of thousands of Bitcoin wallets.
Google researcher Tavis Ormandy discovered the Bitcoin wallet Electrum.
Dash Electrum 126.96.36.199 was released, renamed Dash-Electrum, adding the option to use Tor Proxy at startup, according to Dash Coin. DASH is now trading at $159, down 3.26 percent.
In a forum post on Bitcointalk, website administrator Theymos explained: "If at any time in the past you've logged in to Electrum without a wallet password and opened a web page, your wallet might have been stolen." Particularly paranoid people may want to send all bitcoins (BTCs) from their old Electrum wallets to the newly generated Electrum wallet. "