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CRYPTOCURRENCY SECURITY & COLD STORAGE, ALTCOIN HOMELAB - All about cryptocurrency wallets and also the devices where you store them. Tutorials on how to homelab your safe cryptocurrency storage.


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SECURITY PRIMERS List of tools for scam detection

List of browser tools to up your security and avoid fraudulent websites while online. - On 12 Jan 2019

This is a list of security tools that are helpful in avoiding cryptocurrency scams, impostors and phishing. We will be updating the list regularly, and you are all invited to submit your favorite ...

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SECURITY PRIMERS Twitter Memes: New very safely-looking way of infecting your devices

A short call to those of you who have a wallet for daily expenses or trading on a computer or phone that is used for 'safe' day-to-day work and browsing. - On 08 Jan 2019

If you have been around digital currencies for a bit, you probably know that in terms of security the only thing you can say with certainty is the next vulnerability will be an unexpected one. We ...

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SECURITY PRIMERS The Basics of Securing Your Mac and iPhone Against Malicious Threats

The business of cyber crime is extremely good at following the money, you can be sure as a cryptocurrency holder you are a particularly hot article. - On 17 Nov 2018

It wasn't that long ago that Apple's macOS and iOS operating systems were considered immune to malware threats. However, those days are gone - but that’s what you get for relying on security due t...

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SECURITY PRIMERS MacOS Malware Targeting Crypto Community, Spreading Through Admin Impostors

The variants of the particular malware will change but phishing and impostors are not going anywhere. - On 03 Jul 2018

The SANS Internet Storm Center published a report on 29th June 2018 analyzing a new malware that targets the cryptocurrency community. This time the malware targets MacOS, at this stage it is not v...

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SECURITY PRIMERS Stealer Malware Targeting Cryptocurrency Owners Got Affordable

Clever business scheme emerged late in May 2018 that will make a good social engineer a lot of money. - On 04 Jun 2018

The cybersecurity buzz from past weeks focused mostly on ransomware as far as cryptospace is concerned. Ransomware or repurposed ransomware that mines Monero are still the bulk of threats that are ...

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SECURITY PRIMERS The New Dangers of Telegram Messenger - Telegrab & Beyond

As Telegram exploits from May 2018 are not really juicy enough for the netsec community, malicious campaigns are passing quietly under the radar. - On 23 May 2018

In May 2018 new attacks on the desktop version of the Telegram messenger were reported. The reports weren’t specific regarding the targets but since Telegram is the most popular IM in the crypto co...

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SECURITY PRIMERS How to get your crypto stolen

And a bonus: If you're an app developer, best way to get paid in crypto. - On 22 May 2018

Related: Tiered Device Management for Crypto Holders They say that it ain’t good if people don’t steal it - by this logic, crypto is in a massive fundamental bull run. While even in 2017 crypto ...

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SECURITY PRIMERS Easy way to avoid email address reuse

A quick way to setup your mailbox in such a way that you will not have to reuse your email address again. - On 12 Mar 2018

One thing we are probably not going to stop seeing anytime soon in the crypto space is phishing: random people finding out your email address belongs to someone who owns cryptocurrencies and might ...

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SECURITY PRIMERS Storing cryptocurrency wallets on virtual machines

How to use Virtualbox for your altcoin wallets or not very much trusted wallets storing forked coins. - On 13 Feb 2018

If you are installing wallets that you do not trust very much (as with Bitcoin forks) you should do that on a separate device. But at the current rate you will soon run out of devices. If you ...

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SECURITY PRIMERS Redeeming forked coins: Sweeping private keys and sweeping addresses

What is sweeping, when do which one and a tutorial for safe redeeming of BCH and BTG. - On 01 Feb 2018

If you just want to know how to redeem Bitcoin Cash (BCH), jump to the relevant section here. If you just want to know how to redeem Bitcoin Gold (BTG), jump to the relevant section here. Swe...

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SECURITY PRIMERS Tiered Device Management

A quick guide for cryptocurrency investors on how to do tiered devices right. It is not even such an inconvenience to have separate devices for different activities. - On 17 Apr 2018

If you hold cryptocurrencies, there’s never too much security. It is not even such an inconvenience to have separate devices for different activities, though: That’s cold, warm, hot and also beater...

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SECURITY PRIMERS Backups for the paranoid

Secure backup solutions - digital and non-digital - are a big theme, and this is a big post that will be updated when new ideas emerge. - On 15 Oct 2017

Secure backup solutions – digital and non-digital – are a big theme. It is usually avoided - as someone pointed out in the r/IOTA, people like to write up creative hacking solutions for all kind...

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SECURITY PRIMERS How to secure your IOTA wallet and migrate from Light Wallet to Trinity

All the IOTA storage options you have in 2019, IOTA cold storage homelab and a short guide to migrating IOTA from Light Wallet to Trinity Wallet (and Ledger, if you wish). - On 01 Feb 2019

What is IOTA and directed acyclic graph IOTA is a transactional and data transfer layer aiming at the Internet of Things. It uses a distributed ledger called Tangle which scales better than Blockc...

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