Think Twice Before Bragging About Your Bitcoin Holdings, Says Google’s Leading Security Expert

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Fri, 09/14/2018 - 07:46
Alex Dovbnya
Google's director of product management has been battling email scams for a long time, and now he claims that attack that are directed at crypto holders are on the rise
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Mark Risher, who works as a director of product management at Google, has been battling email scams for a long time, and now he claims that attack that are directed at crypto holders are on the rise. Google’s fraud-fighter reveals that even big names in the tech world can become the target of criminals.

First, criminals may track your posts on a message board and then they will try to compromise your email account. Getting access to your personal email is very important for them since it may provide a direct access to your wallet, Risher claims.

Therefore, the best solution is to resist the temptation to publicly brag about how much crypto you own.

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About the author

Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at alex.dovbnya@u.today.

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