I got hacked and would like to share for you protection

I got hacked and would like to share for you protection.

Out of the blue my Yoroi Chrome extension got corrupted when I opened the browser.

To reinstall, was necessary to insert the seed phrase again. My ADAs are on the Trezor T so I plugged it in and no problem. Since my balance in Ergo was only in Yoroi (no hardware wallet for Ergo), I entered the seed phrase and everything was fine. The day after my Ergo’s balance was zero removed by a single transaction 2hs after I retrieved the wallet.

My Avira Security antivirus did not find anything, I installed Avast and it caught a trojan, possibly a keylogger or screen capture.

I couldn’t associate when I might have been infected, but the miscreant was quick.

I understand that the virus caused the problem in Yoroi just to force me to recover the wallet with the seed and them he captured de seed.

The only way to shield yourself is with a hardware wallet. It was worth the investment, for indeed. It will take me a while to recover what I lost, but be careful with paper wallets or others that only rely on software.

Yoroi is not so yoroi…

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