WIRED: Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets Can Get Hacked Too



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“Researchers from Ledger—a firm that makes hardware wallets itself—have demonstrated attacks against products from manufacturers Coinkite and Shapeshift that could have allowed an attacker to figure out the PIN that protects those wallets”


“The Donjon researchers emphasize that the most important thing you can do to secure your hardware wallet is to keep it physically safe.


If you’re storing a few thousand dollars’ worth of cryptocurrency, you likely won’t have elite criminal hackers or nation-backed spies breaking into your house to shuttle your wallet to their state-of-the-art laser lab.


But it’s worth keeping in mind that even when you intentionally prioritize security by opting for something like a hardware wallet, it can still have weaknesses.”

– Wired


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