These are some of the methods of how to hack any Bitcoin Wallet listed below
1. Hacking your devices
Physical wallets can be lost and stolen. And the same goes for digital wallets. Blockchain wallets consist of two keys:
Public key: similar to a bank account number you share to receive funds
Private key: sort of a security code used to withdraw funds
If your private key is stolen, it’s the equivalent of losing your credit or debit card with the PIN code written on the back of it. Anything can happen to your account next.
Keeping your private keys stored online, say, in a file on your computer or email isn’t really a wise idea because if hackers access your computer, they can easily find the file and use it against you.
For that reason, We recommend that you always keep a hard copy of your private keys. Since a piece of paper doesn’t seem like the most resilient way to storing your keys, it’s also a good idea to laminate it so that your morning coffee won’t ruin your financial stability.
2. Installing keyloggers
It’s all about the data. And hackers are constantly trying different ways to get hold of it. Keyloggers are malwares that record every seed, password and PIN introduced on your computer or mobile device and then transfer them to hackers.
If the malware makes it to your device, then it becomes an easy gateway for hackers to access your private keys. But… how do they get into your device in the first place? Well, there are basically three ways you can get infected with a keylogger:
Email: make sure your antivirus system scans all attachments
Running an infected software from a specific website or torrent
Inserting an infected USB on your personal computer or device
3. Attacking you with Trojans
Similarly to keyloggers, Trojans can enter your computer and monitor your behavior, stealing anything that resembles a cryptocurrency private key.
Trojans aren’t exactly a new thing, and most likely you already know how to prevent them from infecting your devices. Regular antivirus checks, downloading files from secure sources, etc.
If a cryptocurrency Trojan gains access to your device and identify your keys, a hacker can easily wipe out your Bitcoin address in a matter of minutes without you even noticing.
4. Installing browser extensions
From print screens to grammar checks, browser extensions make our lives easier in so many ways. But their hidden nature also makes a potential threat to our security.
There’s been numerous reports of browser extensions that apart from delivering the expected service, also monitor and copy data for hackers. So the next time you give access to an extension, verify the company or developer behind it, and double check reviews online.
5. Bypassing two-factor authentication
Two factor authentication, or 2FA, is an extra layer of security that trusted wallet providers like Crypterium use to ensure real users are behind certain transactions or operations. For example, if you want to withdraw funds from your account to an external wallet or bank card, you’ll be required to enter a security code sent to your specified email address or via text message.
While this remains an extremely effective way to protect customers from unsolicited transactions and fraudulent activities, there’s been cases when hackers found ways to bypass 2FA. For that reason, it’s vital to always keep an eye on the notifications you receive.