by Marvin Dumont

Image for post
Image for post

Don’t underestimate the (cyber) enemy.

There’s a fake MetaMask app on Google Play that steals people’s funds. According to blog post by security firm ESET, the malware (1) intercepts a computer’s clipboard, and (2) it can replace crypto wallets with addresses owned by the attacker.

The fake MetaMask app steals users’ credentials and private keys. And it can compromise bitcoin (BTC) and ethereum (ETH) wallet addresses copied to the clipboard.

Malware (malicious software) includes computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses and spyware. Mining and crypto malware are becoming popular as more people use or mine digital currencies. Victims are often unaware of the theft.

It’s important to secure your passwords and private keys. Moreover, avoid visiting suspicious websites or downloading dubious apps. And don’t be fooled by suspicious links and emails.

You can use “cold storage” such as writing the passphrase in paper and storing it in vault or safety deposit box. (Put the paper inside a plastic bag to keep moisture out.)

It’s a good idea to store your funds in a secure wallet, and not to leave them exposed via vulnerable apps or exchanges.

Bitfi hardware wallet (bitfi.com) is among the most secure crypto wallets. It has integrated Apollo all-in-one privacy currency (APL) so you can protect your money with new DMA-2. It provides “optimized utility, fortress-like security” and is easy to use, according to Bitfi’s website.

Finally, enable two-factor authentication (2fa). It makes it difficult for scammers to access your account. In the digital age, protecting your funds requires proactive effort.

ABOUT APOLLO

Apollo (APL) all-in-one privacy currency combines features of mainstream cryptocurrencies into a single, unregulatable platform. With 2-second block speed, it’s also one of the fastest cryptos on Earth — faster than Ripple (XRP).

The platform lets you transact and send data in total anonymity via tech breakthroughs such as private ledger, decentralized exchange, coin mixing, and advanced IP masking.

IP Masking 2.0 uses encrypted-data protocol to hide your real-time physical location. It may be possible to use the platform in restrictive jurisdictions such as China where Tor is blocked. (See article.)

Coin Mixing (Apollo Mixer) is groundbreaking tool (built by our developer team) that hides the sender, recipient and transaction amounts. It obfuscates the money trail so you can do business safely and privately. (See article.)

Image for post
Image for post

Written by

World-Shaping solutions for a global economy www.aplfintech.com

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store