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John McAfee’s ‘unhackable’ Bitcoin wallet got hacked

August 2, 2018


John McAfee threw down the gauntlet last week when claiming his newly-created Bitcoin wallet, Bitfi, was “unhackable.” It took security researchers less than a week to hack it.

As of yesterday, a Dutch security researcher known as “OverSoft” claimed to have root access to McAfee’s unhackable wallet. In a tweet, the researcher(s) said:

Short update without going into too much detail about BitFi:

We have root access, a patched firmware and can confirm the BitFi wallet still connect[s] happily to the dashboard.

There are NO checks in place to prevent that like claimed by BitFi.

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