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5-minute digital safety power-ups
5-minute digital safety power-ups

5-minute digital safety power-ups

Valuable digital safety knowledge and good practices in short but informative articles. Protect your most valuable crypto and digital assets from hacks, scams, and accidents.


Is HODLing A Good Strategy? Diamond Hands Vs. Bag Holders

6 Mar 2024 4 minute read 13 comments Crypto Safety First

HODLing refers to holding onto your cryptocurrencies through market fluctuations rather than selling them in response to short-term price movements. "HODL" has become synonymous with a long-term investment strategy in cryptocurrency investing. While...

Two More Twitter (X) Accounts Hacked - Secure Your Accounts Now!

26 Feb 2024 6 minute read 2 comments Crypto Safety First

Recently two influential Twitter accounts were hacked and were used to post cryptocurrency wallet drainier phishing links to their followers. Please keep reading because your data may have been leaked, and there is a lot you can learn from the two Tw...

How To Identify Pig Butchering Scams: A Real-Life Story

21 Feb 2024 5 minute read 4 comments Crypto Safety First

This is the real-life story of how a hard-working person was scammed of 150,000 US dollars in a pig butchering scam.  This person was kind enough to make his story available to all of us so we could learn from his experience and avoid getting scamme...

Why Privacy Is So Important To Protect Your Crypto Assets

15 Feb 2024 3 minute read 5 comments Crypto Safety First

Satoshi Nakamoto introduced the world to the revolutionary concept of decentralized digital currency. But, beyond the technological breakthrough, Nakamoto's decision to remain anonymous is important. On April 23, 2011, Satoshi sent his last email; si...

How To Crack The Encryption And Recover 7,002 Bitcoins

13 Feb 2024 4 minute read 1 comment Crypto Safety First

In 2011, Stephan Thomas produced an animated video explaining how Bitcoin works. For this 1-minute and 43-second video, he got 7,002 Bitcoins as a reward. Then, Thomas stored those 7,002 Bitcoins in an IronKey USB encrypted hard drive for safekeepin...

Wrong Derivation Path - A Proven Way To Lose Your Crypto

8 Feb 2024 5 minute read 11 comments Crypto Safety First

If you haven't taken note of your Cryptocurrency Wallet Derivation Path, you may be unable to recover your Coins. You must learn what a Wallet Derivation Path is, where to find it, and take note of it along your wallet seed phrase. Taking note of a w...

Three Reasons Why FOMO And YOLO Are Portfolio Killers

6 Feb 2024 4 minute read 8 comments Crypto Safety First

There are countless stories of crypto investors who have lost considerable amounts of money, or even life savings, to bad crypto assets investments. In this regard, a Twitter channel named 'Crypto Confessions' is both amusing and educative: Anyone c...

How To Secure Your Google Account - Advanced Protection Program

31 Jan 2024 4 minute read 6 comments Crypto Safety First

Are you worried that a hacker can get access to your Google account? Enroll in the Google Advanced Security Program and sleep comfortably, knowing only you have the key to log into your account. Security keys, used by the Google Advanced Security Pr...

Wallet Address Poisoning - How to Secure Your Transactions From Hackers

30 Jan 2024 3 minute read 11 comments Crypto Safety First

Can you identify a poisoned wallet public address? If not, you are vulnerable to address poisoning attacks like this crypto user who lost $5,000 worth of crypto assets. It is really simple to avoid an address poisoning attack if you know what to look...

Make Your WiFi Connection Available For Free. Be Neighbourly!

26 Jan 2024 4 minute read 4 comments Crypto Safety First

You should ensure your home Wi-Fi has no password so your neighbors can use it. If you have doubts about the public benefits of sharing your Wi-Fi and need arguments to get convinced, here are three videos of people presenting their arguments to inco...