Last week, in Innsbruck, Austria, one Bitcoin user connected to a public wireless network and almost immediately lost around US$117,000 worth of BTC. It seems the criminals used this WiFi network to infiltrate the user’s computer and compromise an account belonging to him.
❗❗❗Here are some basic rules you need to take into account at all times:
– Always store funds in a wallet you control, rather than in a web wallet or an exchange solution;
– Install a proper client on your mobile device or computer;
– Getting a hardware wallet is an even better option;
– If you want to check your online account balance – whether it is cryptocurrency or bank-related – DO NOT use public wireless networks, as they are unencrypted and insecure. #BlockchainThursday
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* Information source: themerkle

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