EOS security: High-risk account alert, PeckShield warns of theft from ‘rainbow’ attacks

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July 11, 2018 by
EOS security: High-risk account alert, PeckShield warns of theft from ‘rainbow’ attacks

It is reasonable to state,EOS is going through a bad time. After duplicated hold-ups, the MainNet launch happened but the occasions that followed including freezing accounts can not be counted as pleasant. To add to that, now a blockchain safety and security firm, PeckShield developed one more bad news for the individuals.

The blockchain security firm lately assessed the protection of EOS accounts and discovered that some individuals were making use of a secret key to major safety and security risks. The located that the main cause of the trouble is that the part of the secret key generation device permits the users to make use of a weak mnemonic mix. And, the secret key that’s created by doing this is extra vulnerable to “rainbow” strikes. It can also bring about the theft of electronic assets.

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PeckShield wrote, “The essence of the danger is caused by an improper use third-party EOS key-pair generation tools, including however not limited to EOSTEA. With user-provided seeds, these tools considerably assist in individuals to generate their EOS key sets.”

They also added an option saying, “… if a straightforward seed is picked (by the customer) and also enabled (by the tool), the created secrets could be exposed as well as made use of by introducing the rainbow table strike (or thesaurus attack).” They mentioned in their blog site that in order to shield afflicted owners, PeckShield will be introducing a civil service referred to as EOSRescuer.

Option to EOS security concern
The Blockchain protection business intends to save the high-risk accounts– prone to rainbow strikes. They stated just how they would certainly do it– they would initially produce a safe and secure EOS account, next, make a makeshift setup to ensure that they could transfer the EOS equilibriums from prone accounts to the safe and secure one. Afterwards is done, they will return the transferred equilibriums back to initial customers in a transparent and also verifiable way.


A mechanical engineer turned journalist, Shekar takes a keen interest in the study and analysis of cryptocurrencies and blockchain strategy. With the cryptocurrency world blooming in the recent days, he finds great interest in monitoring their growth and gathering every possible piece of information about them. He works as a crypto-journalist for the website Coinchats.

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