Ledger-wallet corrupted by hackers – caution when receiving Kryptos!
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the hardware-wallet Ledger was discovered a security risk. All devices of the manufacturer are affected. Therefore, caution is advised especially when receiving Kryptowährungen with the ledgers.
Also hardware-wallets are not protected against attacks. As you can see his Twitter account ledger, is the hardware before a “man in the middle” attack not sure. This “middle-man” is therefore moves between transmitter and receiver, by faking the maildrop and possibly attacks Bitcoin, ether & co..
If the affected computer that generates the maildrop is affected, the malware replaces the address with a third-party. Therefore, all transactions to these fake address will redirect. It seems that the malware is programmed that she changed the QR-code as well as the address itself.
Is possible to protect of the ledger
However the users are not helplessly at the mercy of the attackers. So can a button below at the bottom of the “Bitcoin receive” click menus. Then, the maildrop will be shown, which coincide with the on display at the hardware-wallet. But it is working at the moment only in the Bitcoin app. The Ethereum app this feature does not exist at the moment yet.
But there is a safe alternative for the Ethereum app. This must you let run, wants to generate a safe address, the operating system on a CD or a USB stick. As it is stored not on your hard disk, it is independent from malware.