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According to a press release from the house of Kaspersky, the BTC-ECHO is present, crypto-currencies like Bitcoin, XRP (Ripple), or Ether (Ethereum), a popular payment method on the Internet. The security of the companies surveyed are users out of a total of 22 countries between October and November last year. So more and more companies offer the possibility to pay with cryptocurrencies, as well as retailers or grocery stores.
The message is not, of course, comes without a warning to the security risks posed by crypto-currencies. Accordingly, the company adds that crypto-currencies are currently playing in the area of Cyber-crime and security an increasing role. With the increased interest in the use of Bitcoin & co., both for investment as well as in everyday life, was the virtual money is also targeted by cyber criminals. Also the lack of safety measures were a Problem here, the open attackers. Just Hacks that have appeared in the past and with the fall of the Bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox took its spectacular beginning, were therefore a risk.ICOs special hazard
As a special risk, the company sees the discontinued model ICO. In the case of the Initial Coin Offerings, Kaspersky, lacks the initiators most of the time the necessary experience to take the proper safety precautions. To their platforms the crypto to be the customer not currencies lifted under certain circumstances, sure. The Head of Certification at Kaspersky Labs to consider:
Despite the decline in the prices of crypto currencies, a strong desire of users for access to digital financial transactions. Our survey shows that 13 percent of those currencies already in Crypto as a payment method used, what was also surprising for us. However, there are also real dangers that are associated with the Online exchange, because it is still in its infancy. It could have devastating financial consequences for the users, if the digital assets are safe. Since the attack methods of cyber criminals are becoming more sophisticated, are crypto-currency exchanges and ICOs are increasingly easy targets to steal significant sums of money, because of the lack of the necessary cyber-security measures. But the first commandment is still vigilance: the Case of the slightest suspicion, users should not make any investments.
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