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Popular crypto wallet discontinued after fatal flaw discovered

27
Apr
2022
Popular crypto wallet discontinued after fatal flaw discovered

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A popular cryptocurrency wallet has been discontinued after a vulnerability was identified that could have allowed threat actors to drain tokens from accounts.

As discovered by researchers from Check Point, the web version of Everscale’s blockchain wallet (known as Ever Surf) suffered from a relatively simple flaw that allowed crooks to exfiltrate private keys and seed phrases stored in local browser storage.

To do that, they would first have needed to obtain the encrypted keys of the wallet, which is usually done through malicious browser extensions, infostealer malware, or plain old phishing.

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