The company Ledger, which produces hardware crypto-wallets, continues to deny allegations that the devices can become a victim of hackers. The reason for this was that teenager who had once broken their code, again trying to discredit the Ledger.
In November 2017, 15-year-old Briton Salim Rashid (Rashid Saleem) created the code for “backdoor” wallet Ledger. In response, the company stated that this event is not “critical”, and said that a possible attack “can’t retrieve private keys or key phrase”.
Rashid has denied these allegations in social networks and the message, which he published in his personal blog on March 20. He wrote that he still can “extract the private key of the root certificate, as soon as the user unlocks the device” and use it to withdraw money from the account of the owner.
It should be noted that hardware wallets are often recommended the most famous names in the bitcoin industry, including entrepreneur Andreas Antonopoulos (Andreas Antonopoulos), which, like many others, tries to dissuade cryptocurrency investors from storing funds in the network.
It is known that in this month’s Ledger working on a fix for three vulnerabilities related to security, including identified Rashid. In the message of March 20, describing the progress of the update Ledger assured users that after updating the wallets will be fully protected:
“The upgrade process checks the integrity of your device, and update 1.4.1 is a guarantee that your device is not subject to attack. No need to take additional measures of protection, your key phrase/private keys safe.”