Stealing Ethereum by Guessing Weak Private Keys

2019-04-29T11:39:11
ID SCHNEIER:7724E91F7490207106D0379D773BDD94
Type schneier
Reporter Bruce Schneier
Modified 2019-04-29T11:39:11

Description

Someone is stealing millions of dollars worth of Ethereum by guessing users' private keys. Normally this should be impossible, but lots of keys seem to be very weak. Researchers are unsure how those weak keys are being generated and used.

Their paper is here.