The crypto space is growing rapidly, attracting not just enthusiasts, traders and investors, but also scammers and hackers looking to take advantage of this boom. Securing your digital assets is an important responsibility that needs to be performed immediately after obtaining your account wallet for your cryptocurrencies.
Here are some recommended safety precautions to secure your account and lessen the possibility of hacking.
1. Secure your account with a strong password
A strong password should consist of at least 8 characters (the more characters, the stronger the password) that are a combination of letters, special characters and numbers. Passwords are typically case-sensitive, so a strong password should contain letters in both uppercase and lowercase.
2. Do not reveal your account details
Do not reveal your account details, as your email address and other information, to anyone.
Before an asset can be withdrawn from a CoinTR account, please take note that doing so requires email verification and Google Authentication (2FA). Hence, it is imperative that you also secure your registered email account.
3.Always maintain a separate and strong password
Always maintain a separate and strong password for your email account address that’s linked to your CoinTR account. We highly recommend that the passwords for your email inbox and CoinTR account are different. Follow the password recommendations in point 1 above.
4. Bind your accounts with Google Authenticator (2FA) as soon as possible
The best time to bind them using Google Authenticator is immediately after your first login to your CoinTR account. We also recommend you activate Google Authenticator (2FA) or its equivalent for your email address inbox account.
Kindly refer to some of the major email service providers' official guides on how to add 2FA to Gmail, ProtonMail, iCloud, Hotmail and Outlook and Yahoo Mail.
5. Do not use CoinTR on an unsecured public WiFi connection
Use a secured wireless connection, such as a tethered 4G/LTE mobile connection from your smartphone. if you need to use your PC in public to perform trading activities. You can also consider downloading our official CoinTR App for trading on the go.
Install a reputable anti-virus system (paid and subscribed versions are highly recommended) on your PC. Make a consistent effort to run a deep system scan for potential viruses on your PC on a regular basis.
7. Log out of your account manually
Remember to log out of your account manually when you’re going to be away from your computer for an extended period of time.
8. Add a login password
Consider adding a login password, security lock or Face ID to your smartphone/desktop/laptop computer to prevent unauthorized individuals from accessing your device and the contents within.
9. Do not use the auto-fill function or save passwords on your browser.