April 16, 2021

Crypto Wallet Security Question

Are there instances of spyware compromising wallets that steal the seed keys/passwords for crypto wallets? I’m asking because I clicked on a scam link related to cryptocurrency by mistake. I x’d out of the page before it loaded fully and ran quick Malware Bytes scan which came back clean. Is it possible that my computer may have been infected simply by clicking on that link? Is it possible the machine I use the wallets on is compromised with spyware which can steal private keys or seed words if I enter them or have them stored on that machine somewhere?

Comments

Ghawblin

You’re fine. “spyware” and ” computer may have been infected simply by clicking on that link?” is a concern of the windows XP days, but not so much in the windows 10 days.

Browsers are so locked down that there would have to be a zero day exploit or sketchy extension you’re running to get infected by just clicking a link. Still best practice to be safe and run scans, but you’re fine.

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