15 Year old Hacks John McAfee’s ‘unhackable’ BitFi Bitcoin Wallet and Plays ‘DOOM’ on it
Despite bold claims, from John McAfee’s ‘unhackable’ cryptocurrency wallet, a 15-year-old teen security researcher Saleem Rashid has hacked John Mc Afee’s Bitfi wallet.
Saleem Rashid, hijacked the Bitfi wallet and used it to play a 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) 9 August 2018
So confident was McAfee in his wallet’s security abilities that he offered a $250,000 bug bounty to anyone who could compromise the device and steal the crypto coins. But this is the second time the wallet has been hacked.
Unfortunately, this isn’t likely to net Rashid the bounty. McAfee says that the terms of the bounty mean that hacking into the device doesn’t count, and you’re only eligible if you’re able to access the crypto coins it holds access to.
BitFi is a cryptocurrency device that is designed to provide a hardware portal to a cloud-connected wallet. Bitcoins and other altcoins aren’t stored on the device itself, but it does facilitate transactions.
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