As reported by Cointelegraph, there’s a new, relatively sophisticated malware available in the dark web (for sale) for as little as $140. It specifically targets browser extention wallets, including Metamask and Coinbase Wallet, and it’s capable of infecting every and any browser except for Opera. Yes, unfortunately that means that even Brave users could be affected.
That’s not the end of the bad news because it reportedly also attacks Authy, one of the most popular 2FA apps. The malware is capable of hijacking your keys while also deleting any evidence of its presence in the aftermath.
The good news is there are two or three things you should be doing that can help tremendously. First, ideally, your wallet and your 2FA app should be kept separate, in different devices, for extra safety. Also, be super extra careful with links and pages that look sketchy. Lastly, I personally absolutely second and feed my paranoia when it comes to online security, it’s better to be paranoid when it comes to these things.
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