MyEtherWallet is still scam-prone

MyEtherWallet advises on how to protect yourself from scam
24 July 2017   2414
Ethereum

Is an open-source blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract functionality, which facilitates online contractual agreements 

A free, open-source, client-side interface for generating Ethereum wallets, MyEtherWallet, argued that it had not been hacked on Twitter, July 21th.

Blockchain

Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks

However, the very next day the company posted another tweet concerning fake MyEtherWallet support. As shown, the team bewares users of scam messages on Slack and via email claiming that the true support team has names and does not message first. 

Thus, MyEtherWallet team published a guide on how to protect yourself and your funds, giving the clients some useful advice including the following:

  • Get yourself a Ledger or Trezor Hardware wallet.
  • Bookmark your crypto sites.
  • Use MEW Locally / Offline. 
  • Do not trust messages or addresses or URLs sent via private message. Always verify information w/ a secondary source. 
  • Turn on 2FA for everything. 
  • For Token Sales: do not trust any address except the one posted on the official site.
  • Double check the URL & Triple check Github URLs.
  • Always verify that the site you landed on is legit.
  • Google the service name + "scam" or "reviews"
  • Don't ever run remote-access software (e.g. TeamViewer)
  • Don't use brain wallets
  • Install an adblocker that actually turns off Google/Bing Ads.
  • Don’t click on advertisements.
  • If you have accidentally visited or typed a malicious site, clean out your recent history and autocomplete.
  • No one is giving you free or discounted ETH.
  • The guys who just finish their token sale don't want to sell you tokens via Slack DM.
  • Download the MEW Chrome Extension
  • ONLY unlock your wallet when you want to send a transaction. Check your balance via https://etherscan.io/, https://ethplorer.io/

On top of that, MyEtherWallet team also recommends using your brain. 

UCLA Blockchain Crypto Conference to be Held in LA

The UCLA Conference will be held on February 17-18 of 2018, gathering together the most experienced and exciting thinkers
17 February 2018   226

UCLA's Blockchain Lab and Far from LA are holding the Blockchain Cryptocurrency Conference, gathering together the most experienced and exciting thinkers across SoCal, in order to foster both economic and educational progress. The conference will concern cybersecurity, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain.

The UCLA Conference will be held on February 17-18 of 2018.

Location: The University of California, Humanities Building, 415 Portola Plaza, UCLA 90095, Los Angeles

The headline speakers will include Kathleen Breitman, the co-founder of Tezos; Sandra Ro from UWIN Lab; David Moss from EOS; Jeremy Rubin, the Bitcoin core developer, and many more.

The agenda of the conference is as follows: the future of blockchain keynote, bringing humanity to the blockchain, cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, blockchain's influence on the development of art and culture, blockchain in the music industry, government adoption of blockchain around the world, and more.