Crypto Wallet Startup Ledger Detects Phishing Malware Targeting Desktop App

            Hardware cryptocurrency wallet manufacturer Ledger has detected malware targeting its desktop application, according to a tweet on April 25. Last December, the research team behind the dubbed “Wallet.fail” hacking project claimed that they were reportedly able to install any firmware on a Ledger Nano S. When a USB cable is attached to the device, the aforementioned leaked signals purportedly get strong enough that they could be easily received from a distance of several meters.Following the claim, Ledger claimed that the uncovered vulnerabilities in its hardware wallets are not critical. The reason Ledger said that the vulnerability was not critical is that “they did not succeed to extract any seed nor PIN on a stolen device” and “sensitive assets stored on the Secure Element remain secure.”

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