At this time, the SPV-based Electrum wallet became the new favorite of Bitcoin players. Especially for small partners who are new to Bitcoin, editors recommend using electrum wallets.
At the time of writing, at least 1,450 BTCs (stolen by one user, antimalware firm Malwarebytes and Electrum) had been stolen in phishing attacks that faked Electrum upgrade tips, with a total value of approximately $11.6 million.
Electrum is a popular software wallet that works by connecting to a dedicated server. These servers receive a hash of the Bitcoin address in the wallet and reply with transaction information. Electrum Wallet is fast and has few resources, but by default, it connects to these servers and can easily monitor users. In addition to Electrum, some other software uses public Electrum servers. By 2019, it is a faster and better alternative to BIP37.
Researchers at the popular Bitcoin wallet app Electrum have uncovered a malicious shanzhai act aimed at stealing seed keys. The suspicious shanzhai wallet, called Electrum Pro, appeared online in March and has been labeled malware since.
IRC Channel: s electrum-ltc (web chat) on Free-node
Cryptocurrencies Wallet Electrum has lost nearly 250 bitcoins (approximately $914,000) as a result of the new phishing attack. Electrum has confirmed the authenticity of the attack. An attacker could induce a user to provide password information by creating a fake wallet.
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As mentioned earlier, because electrum light wallets are different from Bitcoin light wallets such as MultiBit or Breadwallet, they cannot communicate directly with bitcoin full nodes and can only communicate with electrum.
How malicious scam ads work. It is understood that the malicious ad disguised as an Electrum ad, click on the ad, will start downloading EXE files. In fact, users enter fake URLs.
Supports stealing BitcoinGold, electrumG, btcprivate (electrum-btcp), bitcore, Exodus.