Kraken Security Labs Discovers ShapeShift's KeepKey Crypto Wallet Can Be Hacked Easily For $75

KeepKey hardware wallets are affected by a flaw that would make them vulnerable to attacks if a hacker has access to the device for around 15 minutes. This is according to a recent report released by Kraken Security Labs and published in a blog post on December 10.

KeepKey Crypto Hardware Wallet Affected By Flaw

As per the report released by Kraken, an attacker would rely on voltage glitching to extract the encrypted key of the user from KeepKey wallets. After this, the encrypted seed can be cracked and the PIN can be easily hacked with brute force. The researchers claim that it is possible to perform this attack with a consumer-friendly glitching device for just $75.

In addition to it, the report explains that it would not be possible to stop these attacks from happening with a software update from the company. In order to solve this issue, a needed  complete hardware redesign, which is certainly expensive to perform and very costly for users.

The company claims that they are already aware of these attacks but their goal is to protect users against remote attacks that could happen to online, desktop or mobile wallets, among others.

It is very important for users to be sure that if they lose their cryptocurrency wallet, the funds could be potentially accessed by attackers and the funds could be at risk of being stolen. The cryptocurrency market has many times been affected by hacks that were pointed at exchanges and other large holders of digital assets.

The report has also advised users to enable the BIP39 Passphrase with the KeepKey client in order to protect the crypto funds in the wallet. The passphrase is generally not user-friendly in practice but it is also not stored on the device, meaning it would not be vulnerable to this attack.

Get Free Email Updates!

*Action* Enter Best Email to Get Trending Crypto News & Bitcoin Market Updates

I will never give away, trade or sell your email address. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Carl T
Carl T
Carl is a legend in cryptocurrency space for his long-storied experience, history and insights. He is a digital nomad who fell in love with bitcoin and its offspring for many years now and prides himself on delivering quality perspectives in the emerging world of crypto-assets and blockchain technology.

[Alert] Use the author's self-conducted information at your own risk, do you own research, never invest more than you are willing to lose.

[Disclosure] The published news and content on BitcoinExchangeGuide should never be used or taken as financial investment advice. Understand trading cryptocurrencies is a very high-risk activity which can result in significant losses. Editorial Policy \\ Investment Disclaimer

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

3,428FansLike
2,795FollowersFollow
4,177FollowersFollow

Live Bitcoin Price & Latest BTC Charts

Today's Latest Crypto News

The Mysterious Entity that Caused the Bitcoin Network fees to Jump 146% in May

Bitcoin price has yet again taken a dive to $8,800, recording a drop of 4%. Meanwhile, Network Demand Score which is a metric incorporating network...

Ledger and Trezor Crypto Wallets Dismiss ‘Rumored’ Hack Through a Shopify Exploit

A hacker has allegedly compromised the databases of Ledger, Trezor, Keepkey and Shapeshift hard wallets in a Shopify exploit. These storages are considered to...

Tulip Trust Addresses are Used by Someone to Sign “Craig Wright is a Liar and a Fraud”

Some of the addresses that Craig Wright, who claims himself to be the pseudo-anonymous bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, has filed in the ongoing court...

Bitcoin Market Outlook: A Long Game Looking Bearish in the Short Term

Last week, the price of bitcoin dropped below $9,000 and has been trading under $9,300 throughout the week. On the weekend, we yet again dropped...

Institutional Investors Are Scooping Up All the Newly Minted BTC, Leaving Not Much Left to Buy

Over the last three months, Grayscale Investments bought up to 33% of all newly minted bitcoin. The asset manager continues to stockpile the world’s leading...

BitcoinExchangeGuide is a hyper-active daily crypto news portal with care in cultivating the cryptocurrency culture with community contributors who help rewrite the bold future of blockchain finance. Subscribe on Google News, see the mission, authors, editorial links policy, investment disclaimer, privacy policy. Got News? Contact us, we are human too. Note: nothing here is financial advice, do your own research thoroughly.

Start Using Crypto Today