Be the Frontline: How to Keep Yourself Safe from Cyberattacks
05-18-2020, 16:29 116
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But despite this digital arms race between security specialists and hackers, the most common source of lost data is human error. Clicking on a suspicious link, sharing personal info online, or opening the wrong email still accounts for the vast majority of security breaches.
That means that individuals are the first and best defense against the rising tide of cybercrime. At BlockFi, ensuring the safety and security of our clients is always our top priority, and that’s why we strive to arm our clients with the tools and knowledge they need to safeguard their data.
Here are some important steps you can take to reduce your risk from potential threats.
Turn on Two-Factor Authentication
Two-factor authentication, or 2FA, adds an extra layer of protection for your sensitive data. To enable 2FA on your BlockFi account, simply:
Next, you should follow these step-by-step instructions to complete the process:
Within your BlockFi account, you have the option to add crypto wallet addresses to the Wallet Address Book. This allows you to pre-select from frequently used crypto wallet addresses when withdrawing.
If you’d like to add another layer of security to your BlockFi account, you can enable Whitelisting. When enabled, you can only withdraw to addresses that have been added to your Wallet Address Book. If you don’t have any addresses saved, it allows you to maintain a ban on all withdrawals.
Here’s what you need to do:
Please note: You cannot request withdrawals for 72 hours after enabling Whitelisting. After the 72-hour window, you’ll only be able to make withdrawals from the wallet addresses you’ve added to your Wallet Address Book. Additionally, when Whitelisting is enabled, there will be a 72-hour waiting period before you can make withdrawals to all newly added wallet addresses.
What We’re Doing to Keep You Protected
We’re also doing our part to keep you safe and secure. Whenever a threat to the BlockFi platform is detected, we immediately take action to eliminate the vulnerability.
It takes an average of six months for a company to detect that a data breach has occurred. But at BlockFi, we pride ourselves on our vigilance and our ability to anticipate, spot, and shut down any breach as soon as it happens.
Working together, we can ensure that threats are contained and the entire BlockFi community stays safe. Learn more about our full suite of security measures here.