A 15-year-old just cracked John McAfee’s unhackable crypto wallet
John Mc Afee’s unhackable cryptocurrency wallet, Bitfi with a $250,000 bug bounty on it is hacked by a teen security researcher within a week of its launch.
The video has been making rounds on Twitter. Saleem Rashid, the self-described adversarial thinker is credited with hijacking it. After hijacking, the teen plays the popular game, DOOM on it.
In recognition of @Bitfi6 and @officialmcafee and their prestigious @PwnieAwards accolades, we’d like to show you @spudowiar playing DooM on his #BitFi secure wallet! Congratulations! pic.twitter.com/50qZZu1MnF
— Abe Snowman (@AbeSnowman) August 9, 2018
It is also to be noted that the wallet was supposed to be the world’s first”unhackable” device and was meant to be a secure cryptocurrency storage solution. Apart from a huge reward for breaking into Bitfi wallet, the reward can be claimed on a condition that the cryptocurrency that the wallet is supposed to protect is removed.
The press claiming the BitFi wallet has been hacked. Utter nonsense. The wallet is hacked when someone gets the coins. No-one got any coins. Gaining root access in an attempt to get the coins is not a hack. It’s a failed attempt. All these alleged “hacks” did not get the coins.
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) August 3, 2018
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