MyEtherWallet is still scam-prone

MyEtherWallet advises on how to protect yourself from scam
24 July 2017   3388
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. 

Change.org to Mine for Charity

According to the calculations, if 10k computers will run the minning screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will receive $10k monthly
18 July 2018   99

Social platform for petitions Change.org announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on users' computers. All tokens will be transferred to the charity fund of Change.org. This is reported by Coindesk.

This initiative was launched in partnership with the marketing agency Tracelocke Brazil.

Representatives of Change.org report that the screensaver will consume resources only when users do not use the computer. According to their calculations, if 10 thousand computers will run the screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will be transferred $ 10 thousand monthly.

At the moment the program is available only for Windows users and the platform did not report on the release plans for the version for macOS.

Note that at the end of April, a similar action was launched by the Australian unit of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund; (UNICEF). The website "Page of Hope" mines Monero cryptocurrency.