The Cheat Sheet is CryptoSec.info’s compiled version of things you should do, and should not do from all of the guides published on this site.
- ✔️ DO only store your private key(s) on pieces of paper or on a CryptoSteel, and store them somewhere no-one else but you has access to.
- ✔️ DO store majority of your funds on a hardware wallet or a securely-made paper wallet.
- ✔️ DO only use a paper wallet if you’re 100% confident that you can make one in a secure manner.
- ✔️ DO store only small amounts of your crypto on your hot wallets(exchanges, software wallets, web wallets, etc).
- ✔️ DO use secure and complex passwords on all your accounts; not only on your exchange accounts.
- ✔️ DO use Google 2 Factor Authentication on most if not all your accounts online. Your accounts having 2FA makes your accounts significantly harder to hack.
- ✔️ DO use secure passwords on all of your accounts (40 characters, with uppercase and lowercase letters, with special characters); preferably, use a password manager like Bitwarden.
- ❌ DO NOT save your private key(s) and account passwords on a .txt file, a word document, on your email, on your mobile phone’s notes app, or anywhere digital.
- ❌ DO NOT store significant amounts of cryptocurrency on your hot wallets, pretty much anywhere that you don’t have control over the private key(s) and that could potentially be stolen by hackers.
- ❌ DO NOT give away your private key(s) to cryptocurrency airdrops or to anyone else in general. Giving away your private key(s) is pretty much like giving away access to your funds.
- ❌ DO NOT give away your personal information to airdrops, as they can use your personal information for malicious purposes.
- ❌ DO NOT click on cryptocurrency-related ads on Google or any other search engine. There’s a good chance that a certain link you see in your search result is a phishing link that could potentially steal your funds.
- ❌ DO NOT re-use passwords on exchanges or any other website in general.
Finally.. ✔️ DO read our general guides on how to protect your cryptocurrencies.
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-Robert Mueller, FBI Director