Code Dependency Attack

Attackers have successfully inserted code designed to steal people’s bitcoin into popular open-source software packages that are used by some crypto-wallets. The cost of auditing all the code that goes into a system is prohibitive, so this remains an appealing avenue for attacks.

Mitigation:

  • Use a mix of different hardware and software for your key storage system.

  • Use hardware wallets which have smaller and more carefully-audited code bases.