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Vitalik Buterin's X account (Twitter) Hacked
The hacker shared a link for a supposed free NFT giveaway from Consensys, tricking users into connecting their wallets and subsequently stealing all their NFTs. According to ZachXBT, the incident led to losses of over $691,000. Speculations suggest it might be related to a SIM card swap. Shortly after the breach, Buterin's father wrote: “Disregard this post, apparently Vitalik has been hacked. He is working on restoring access.”
Vitalik Buterin Questions Worldcoin's PoP System
Ethereum co-founder has raised four primary concerns of Worldcoin: privacy, accessibility, centralization, and security. While Worldcoin's Proof-of-Personhood (PoP) system is designed to authenticate unique users without revealing personal data, Buterin warns that any data leak could lead to misuse of identity information. He also points out that accessibility is an issue, as participation requires physical access to a device called "Orb," potentially limiting the project's reach. Lastly, he mentions security risks such as phone hacking and coercion to scan irises. Despite these concerns, Buterin does see the value in the concept of Worldcoin, and suggests a combination of social-graph-based, general-hardware biometric, and specialized-hardware biometric techniques as a potential solution.
Blockaid Flags Phishing Site Ahead of Buterin's Hack
The company Blockaid preemptively identified a perilous phishing website targeting Ethereum's co-founder admirers, even before Buterin's account was hacked. This was attested by MetaMask, who also pointed out the integration of Blockaid's anti-phishing solution within their wallet for enhanced user protection.
Vitalik Buterin Links His X Account Hack to SIM-Swap Attack
Buterin explained that he has successfully recovered control of his T-Mobile account, which the hacker had compromised through this method. The co-founder of Ethereum also shared some valuable lessons gained from his experience: “I had seen the “phone numbers are insecure, don’t authenticate with them” advice before, but did not realize this”. Removing phone numbers from X accounts and having 2FA enabled is a way to protect yourself from SIM-swap attack.
Ethereum Gains Support from Solana Amidst MakerDAO Developments
After the announcement that MakerDAO intends to roll out a new version of its platform on Solana, Anatoly Yakovenko suggested this shouldn't be viewed as a challenge to Ethereum. In his perspective, MakerDAO's move accentuates the merits of open-source solutions rather than the superiority of one blockchain over another, especially given Ethereum's pivotal role in research for numerous developers. "Ethereum is awesome. Solana wasn’t built in a vacuum, and tons and tons of things that make Solana special were built based on Ethereum’s r&d," commented the Solana co-founder. Meanwhile, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has sold all his MKR tokens for 353 ETH.