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 fair to claim, EOS is undergoing a bad time. After repeated hold-ups, the MainNet launch happened yet the events that adhered to consisting of freezing accounts can not be counted as positive. To add to that, now a blockchain safety firm, PeckShield thought of an additional bad news for the individuals.

The blockchain security company just recently analyzed the safety and security of EOS accounts as well as found that some users were making use of a secret trick to severe protection dangers. The located that the primary reason for the issue is that the part of the secret trick generation tool permits the individuals to use a weak mnemonic combination. And also, the secret trick that’s created by doing this is extra prone to “rainbow” strikes. It could even cause the theft of electronic properties.

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PeckShield created, “The significance of the risk is caused by an improper use of third-party EOS key-pair generation devices, consisting of however not limited to EOSTEA. With user-provided seeds, these devices considerably promote customers to produce their EOS secret sets.”

They likewise included an option claiming, “… if a simple seed is selected (by the individual) and permitted (by the tool), the created keys could be revealed and also made use of by releasing the rainbow table strike (or thesaurus assault).” They discussed in their blog that in order to shield afflicted holders, PeckShield will be introducing a civil service called EOSRescuer.

Solution to EOS safety problem
The Blockchain safety company plans to save the risky accounts– prone to rainbow strikes. They pointed out how they would certainly do it– they would certainly initially produce a protected EOS account, next, make a makeshift arrangement so that they could move the EOS equilibriums from vulnerable accounts to the safe one. After that is done, they will return the moved equilibriums back to original customers in a clear and also verifiable means.


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 Beyond Bitcoinx.

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