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Hello everyone! Ravintolx here I'm just about to join all of you guys on this investing rally in XRPs, but after reading some posts I'm kind of skeptical about the safety of my XRPs on the long term. My specific concern is: When I keep adding XRPs to my account and next year they are worth $1 - $10USD each (hopefully), how can I be sure I won't be targeted by hackers just waiting to discover me when I decide to cash out some XRPs and steal them all? Call me paranoid but this is how confident I am that XRPs are going to rise even to the $100USD mark, I've been doing a lot of Stock and Forex investing for the last year and I'm 110% sure Ripple will explode in the next years. I've read that people had some problems with Gatehub, and I'm going to be trading on Bitstamp and would like some advice from the veterans. What advices could you give to me ? Thank you very much!
Just because we've invested in secure transactions doesn't mean that other security metrics go out the window. I've noticed a couple instances today of social engineering that remind me of the need to be careful. Some recommendations: 1) Don't disclose the quantity of your investment in specifics. 2) Keep your goals general enough not to become a target "millionaire" or someone with a large (for you) portfolio that becomes a feast for a thief. 3) Watch for constant questioners whose profiles stay anonymous or empty (untraceable). 4) Check your own chats from the perspective of someone who might want to find you, your goods, your habits or your "ecosystem". Even in the world of digital assets, someone can still burglarize a physical place to retrieve your goods (cold wallets). 5) Become a "community watcher". With serious fiat / crypto becoming a factor in people's lives, we can help each other out by being skeptical of "inquiring minds".o I'm sure others here have solid recommendations. I thought it worthwhile to give a heads up on things like this now that the chat community is growing so fast. I like the chat communities I belong to. I want those who are risking their earned monies to succeed. I don't want what's earned to be taken away by the social engineers who turn our good conversations into tools for their gain and our loss.
I've never worked with servers, but one can't help to have noticed that there seems to be an endless variety of ways to hack them. With the growth of crypto-currencies, it seems like the current generation of server operating systems/applications is woefully outdated. Why is this? Is a new generation of architecture needed to provide the security that is required? Does anyone know if this is something that is being worked on, or are our so-called guardians of the internet and operating systems developers going to keep adding more plugs, band-aids, pieces of tape, and rubber bands to what already exists?