Recently, researchers published a report with information about the two hardware bugs that enable hacking programs to steal confidential data with digital devices around the world.
For the users of cryptocurrencies, these bugs have become a direct threat to the security of their private keys. Accordingly, the creation of the secure storage of crypto-currency savings became extremely important.
How these bugs work?
Two bug Meltdown and the Spectre, to exploit vulnerabilities in Intel, AMD and ARM on any device, including PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
Meltdown affects devices with Intel chips, which are contained in 90% of all desktops and laptops.
Spectre potentially has a wider effect, influencing the chips Intel, ARM and AMD on all types of devices.
Meltdown and the Spectre run in the cloud.
According to the BBC, the tech industry was silent about this threat for over 6 months, in connection with the nondisclosure agreements. Now there are fears that public awareness can lead to action.
It is necessary to protect the funds
Bitcoin Core developer Jonas Shnelli in his Twitter mentioned recently identified problems in the field of security, as they may affect users of bitcoin. Shnelli 3 gave advice to the users to protect their digital assets.