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.

 

DOs

  1. ✔️ 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.
  2. ✔️ DO store majority of your funds on a hardware wallet or a securely-made paper wallet.
  3. ✔️ DO only use a paper wallet if you’re 100% confident that you can make one in a secure manner.
  4. ✔️ DO store only small amounts of your crypto  on your hot wallets(exchanges, software wallets, web wallets, etc).
  5. ✔️ DO use secure and complex passwords on all your accounts; not only on your exchange accounts.
  6. ✔️ 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.
  7. ✔️ 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.

DON’Ts

  1. ❌ 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.
  2. ❌ 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.
  3. ❌ 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.
  4. ❌ DO NOT give away your personal information to airdrops, as they can use your personal information for malicious purposes.
  5. ❌ 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.
  6. ❌ 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.

“There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked, and those that will be.”

-Robert Mueller, FBI Director