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Coin security

If you learn nothing else from this post, at least learn that you need to secure your assets. This morning, I woke up to go to work and noticed everything on my system closed but it was still running. Being the freak I am, I love leaving wallets open to see my new stakes and payments. I was trying out a new MN site that tracks uptime, payments and gives email alerts. I was sent an email that 2 MN were down. I pulled up master node online and low and behold, all my MN were offline. After picking my stomach back up, because I had a gut feeling, I began opening my wallets. The screen size of the wallets were full screen so very unusual, WTF!!! Payments were sent from my wallet to another. I opened every wallet I had running and all the same. Roughly $10K USD was removed from my system.How did this happen? Well, the wallets weren’t encrypted. Or, they were and I must have left them unlocked. I know better, but never got around to it. That was the first mistake. Mistake number 2 was downloaded the latest released coin to try and be a miner at the start and grab a few easy coins to hold. Why is this a problem? If you aren’t careful, the contain an actual virus, and not a “false positive”, allowing an intruder in. I suspect this is what happened. I took over a coin and released my own. Those coins are all gone as well.Because I have a few underlying issues, I left the coins and the communities I was a part of. This was mistake number 3. I prided myself on being the helpful person in every community I was in. Frequently people are shit on for not knowing something the seasoned vets find simple. This is absurd at best. How does the universe repay me? Well, you can see. As of now, I am taking a break from crypto and will reevaluate things once I cool off. Especially since I let so many people down already.ENCRYPT YOUR WALLETSSAVE YOUR WALLET.DAT BACKUPSDUMP PRIVKEY AND SAVE THOSE TOOGood luck everyone.

If you learn nothing else from this post, at least learn that you need to secure your assets. This morning, I woke up to go to work and noticed everything on my system closed but it was still running. Being the freak I am, I love leaving wallets open to see my new stakes and payments. I was trying out a new MN site that tracks uptime, payments and gives email alerts. I was sent an email that 2 MN were down. I pulled up master node online and low and behold, all my MN were offline. After picking my stomach back up, because I had a gut feeling, I began opening my wallets. The screen size of the wallets were full screen so very unusual, WTF!!! Payments were sent from my wallet to another. I opened every wallet I had running and all the same. Roughly $10K USD was removed from my system.

How did this happen? Well, the wallets weren't encrypted. Or, they were and I must have left them unlocked. I know better, but never got around to it. That was the first mistake. Mistake number 2 was downloaded the latest released coin to try and be a miner at the start and grab a few easy coins to hold. Why is this a problem? If you aren't careful, the contain an actual virus, and not a "false positive", allowing an intruder in. I suspect this is what happened. I took over a coin and released my own. Those coins are all gone as well.

Because I have a few underlying issues, I left the coins and the communities I was a part of. This was mistake number 3. I prided myself on being the helpful person in every community I was in. Frequently people are shit on for not knowing something the seasoned vets find simple. This is absurd at best. How does the universe repay me? Well, you can see. As of now, I am taking a break from crypto and will reevaluate things once I cool off. Especially since I let so many people down already.

ENCRYPT YOUR WALLETS

SAVE YOUR WALLET.DAT BACKUPS

DUMP PRIVKEY AND SAVE THOSE TOO

Good luck everyone.

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