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February 16, 2018, 06:48:17 PM
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MEW is easy to hack compared to other conventional wallets because two factor authentication can't be used with MEW. That's the glitch of their process. You need to extensively use your private key to access and send funds. There are lot of articles available in reddit with similar hacking stories. So it is advisable not to keep very high amounts in MEW.

Also stop using etherdelta exchange. You need to export your private keys to that exchange and your activities are monitored through browser cookies. That is the reason why decentralized exchanges are not able to gain popularity. Their security are worst.

Read the below article and choose your wallets carefully. If you have a licenced version of internet security package installed in your system, choose a desktop client.

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Thank you for that great post.

One caveat is that you can use a hardware wallet on MEW without any hesitation.  The private keys are never transmitted or stored on cookies as the transaction goes through your ledger, trezor, or equivalent. 

The use of a hardware wallet on EtherDelta makes it very safe to use as well.  Decentralized exchanges are the future if proper precautions are put into place.  Zero fees sounds great to me.
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February 17, 2018, 03:11:01 AM
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this afternoon .. Myetherwallet wallet I have been in stolen the contents by hackers ..
and I lost the ETH, has anyone ever experienced a similar case to the one I'm currently experiencing?
and how to keep this from happening again? this is really annoying (hacker shit)
Sorry buddy!!
you have to be careful of the sites you visit as some maybe fishing your Private keys! Beware of spam emails as well because that can get you at an unsafe website
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February 17, 2018, 04:26:56 AM
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this afternoon .. Myetherwallet wallet I have been in stolen the contents by hackers ..
and I lost the ETH, has anyone ever experienced a similar case to the one I'm currently experiencing?
and how to keep this from happening again? this is really annoying (hacker shit)

The most common attempt of hacking MEW is by phishing. Someone out of nowhere will mail you about your account was compromised or something similar and will give you a link of myetherwallet. If you click that link, it will redirect you to a website similar to MEW. If you logged in using your private key then say goodbye to your ETH and ERC-20 tokens.

Some uses airdrop as a tool. They will intentionally ask for your private key and public key. They will indicate that your private key will be safe and will just be used in verifying if you truly own the public key you provided.

To avoid this from happening again I have some tips for you:
1. NEVER give your private key to anyone. Even though they claim to be someone reputable or known developer of the ICO (or anything) you participated in.
2. NEVER click MEW links in your e-mails. Go to the real website, bookmark it and always use your bookmark.
3. Use Metamask for higher securities.
4. If you'll view your balance, use etherscan or ethplorer instead. Refrain yourself from using MEW just to check balance.
5. ALWAYS check the address bar while accessing your MEW. Check the spelling of the url and check if "MYETHERWALLET LLC [US]" is present. This will ensure you that you're on the right site.

Good information. Adding to this, I would suggest you to keep your private key confidentially. Always keep your private key in a paper wallet or take a printout of it and have it in your safe locker or something where you feel it is safe. Never open any links pertaining to gifting BTC or any kind of attractive offers provided in your email which asks for your private key.
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February 17, 2018, 04:33:59 AM
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this afternoon .. Myetherwallet wallet I have been in stolen the contents by hackers ..
and I lost the ETH, has anyone ever experienced a similar case to the one I'm currently experiencing?
and how to keep this from happening again? this is really annoying (hacker shit)
I think you are exposed to phishing, because you are opening a site similar to myetherwallet. so I think you should bookmarks myetherwallet site to avoid phishing. I've experienced it and now my site bookmarks and my wallet safe to avoid hackers.

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February 20, 2018, 03:17:03 PM
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Sometimes when you log in to the wrong DNS, or a phising site you can get hacked. You should also be careful of the types of emails and links you open, or even the websites you visit. Hackers are everywhere so be vigilant
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February 20, 2018, 03:54:13 PM
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this afternoon .. Myetherwallet wallet I have been in stolen the contents by hackers ..
and I lost the ETH, has anyone ever experienced a similar case to the one I'm currently experiencing?
and how to keep this from happening again? this is really annoying (hacker shit)
This happened also to me, other says the most probable reason is logging-in in a phishing site or you download a malware on your pc which was used by hackers or you might gave your private key to others or mistakenly put it in an Airdrop application, which is a very dumb thing if you really do it. But in my case, I really don't know what the reason was. I am very careful in surfing the net, in fact, I use the EtherAddress LookUp in opening MEW website, I haven't used my private key since I'm using JSON File to authenticate MEW. Actually, it was stored in an external HDD then after uploading I immediately remove it. In terms of a virus or malware, I'm 100% sure it's not the reason because I'm scanning my desktop weekly and my AntiVir is up to date.
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February 20, 2018, 04:09:35 PM
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this afternoon .. Myetherwallet wallet I have been in stolen the contents by hackers ..
and I lost the ETH, has anyone ever experienced a similar case to the one I'm currently experiencing?
and how to keep this from happening again? this is really annoying (hacker shit)

You need to remember if what did you do before the hacking incident, do you click any suspicious link ? a phising website? double check your computer if it has a malware that cause being hack. Better to make new myetherwallet account or if you have enough money go purchase a hardware wallet.

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February 20, 2018, 04:09:52 PM
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check the url. Make sure its right website and not phising site. Scan your hardware using antivirus, maybe you got spyware or something.

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this afternoon .. Myetherwallet wallet I have been in stolen the contents by hackers ..
and I lost the ETH, has anyone ever experienced a similar case to the one I'm currently experiencing?
and how to keep this from happening again? this is really annoying (hacker shit)

Be more secure, make myetherwallet a bookmark to your computer so you won't mistype the site that might lead you to a phishing site.
Never expose your private key anywhere.
Don't install such apps that might harm your computer.
Be careful about joining airdrops. make sure you will not register there your main wallet.

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February 20, 2018, 04:18:27 PM
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this afternoon .. Myetherwallet wallet I have been in stolen the contents by hackers ..
and I lost the ETH, has anyone ever experienced a similar case to the one I'm currently experiencing?
and how to keep this from happening again? this is really annoying (hacker shit)

1st mistake you did may be - have you filled any airdrop recently and there you have filled the private key during google docs.
Never fill your private key

2ns mistake - you have recently downloaded a file which is full of virus and it stopped all important files and send data to the hacker directly.
Install good antivirus

3rd check the url you are accessing it may be phishing site , there are lot of site during scan business , bookmark original myetherwallet always try to use Metamask google chrome extension
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this afternoon .. Myetherwallet wallet I have been in stolen the contents by hackers ..
and I lost the ETH, has anyone ever experienced a similar case to the one I'm currently experiencing?
and how to keep this from happening again? this is really annoying (hacker shit)
I am the victim of the same incident. You can not stop this because this is done by some MEW link person and this is regular practice. MEW can apply double layer security to MEW but after that MEW team could not do all that.
For more safety you can use JASON file to login and use etherscan.io to check you balance in MEW. Always use updated antivirus software. Do nor keep you ETH in the MEW wallet keep them on trading platform is more safe than mew.
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well i got to learn about it ..the very day my friend mistakenly summited his private key and also enrolled into fake airdrop. 
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February 20, 2018, 04:39:43 PM
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MEW don’t store your wallet details. The most common cases of such hacks are due to phishing websites and virus in your computer. You have to track back which website you access to and do a complete scan on your computer.

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February 20, 2018, 04:42:22 PM
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There are phising websites that are same as that of the real myetherwallet. Some users without knowing it, mistakenly enter the data and try to log on to the account. In this way several hacks have taken place in the past. It's our responsibility to use the right one avoiding the scam attempts.

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February 20, 2018, 04:45:11 PM
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Myetherwallet is prone to Hacking and stealing of coins basically it is often caused by logging on to phishing sites similar  to MEW in fact there is a forum that is similar to bitcointalk in which an unsuspecting member will login his or her details in this phishing forum and possibly hacked, it is always advisable to bookmark MEW to avoid such a scenario.
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February 20, 2018, 05:04:55 PM
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Above everything that has been said and advised but most times we can't do without the MEW wallet for some campaign request for it to be paid into. I just like the idea of web wallet, whether we expose our keys or not, hackers would still want to find their way around it. Is sad Smiley

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February 20, 2018, 05:18:15 PM
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So what percentage is the most likely reason MEW accounts are hacked?  It seems like its mostly the person entering a fake site/phishing link right?  That is most likely number 1?  And the reason is most likely you google the site?  So when you click on it, does the actual site direct you to myetherwallet.com?  Or its something like myetherwa11et.com with different letters that look like it?


The other thing is has there been people who got their accounts hacked but never ever entered their seed into their MEW account?  And also those who never exposed their seed on their computer or online?  If so, how would that be possible?
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February 20, 2018, 05:26:39 PM
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this afternoon .. Myetherwallet wallet I have been in stolen the contents by hackers ..
and I lost the ETH, has anyone ever experienced a similar case to the one I'm currently experiencing?
and how to keep this from happening again? this is really annoying (hacker shit)

No. I never experience that kind of scenerio, i just doubt how could those things happen, in the first place ether wallet pincode and private key are highly
encrypted, maybe somebody took your account in secret, or you left your flash drive exposed to scammer people. Because your situation was the very first thing i heard from this forum,  
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February 20, 2018, 05:30:07 PM
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That's blizzard I don't think that's even possible I checked online myetherwallet isn't actually a wallet it permits you to enter your private key so that you can view your wallet , maybe you have been caught up by many phishing site which look like myetherwallet but they actually scam you

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February 20, 2018, 05:33:31 PM
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chances are you've logged in on a computer that is owned by hackers so they are easier to break into our wallets. hackers are very clever in breaking etherwallet the level of security is less strong such as weak passwords and email or mobile phone number that is not connected with etherwallet. besides that we also have to merehasiakan private key etherwallet that we have, do not to know other people or our friend.

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