How to Keep Your Cobalt Wallet Browser Extension Safe
As the cryptocurrency industry continues to grow, so do the threats against it. In the past few years, we’ve seen several attacks targeting various exchanges and wallets.
Here are some tips to help you keep your Cobalt wallet and TokenMint tokens like PKZ safe.
The Cobalt wallet is a browser extension that enables users to easily and securely store, send, and receive tokens and NFTs created on TokenMint. Browser-based wallets have an obvious benefit: They’re extremely convenient but can be more vulnerable to attacks since they are connected to the internet.
Following these easy tips will help increase the safety of your assets.
The best way to protect yourself against attacks and scams is to be vigilant and take precautions.
Safety Tips for Cobalt:
Lock Your Cobalt Wallet – When your Cobalt wallet is not in use, lock it! That will make it more difficult for attackers to access your funds.
Send ZEN as Needed – Keep your ZEN secure by keeping it in a cold wallet and transferring ZEN to Cobalt as needed for transactions.
Other Safety Tips:
Additional Security Layer with 2FA – The first step you should take is to enable authentication options like two-factor authentication whenever possible.
Double Check URLs – You should also check URLs carefully before visiting any website. Make sure that the site is legitimate and has a good reputation.
Only Download from Official Sources – Don’t download any suspicious files or attachments from unknown sources. When in doubt, don’t open it.
Create Strong Passwords – Utilizing strong passwords longer than 12+ characters with a mixture of characters like upper and lower case letters can help keep you safe from certain attacks.
If you follow these simple tips, you’ll be well on your way to keeping your crypto safe from harm. We encourage everyone to practice safe crypto by following each step. You can check out our list of available wallets for ZEN on our website.
You can also see where your security is most compromised in our article on the Horizen Academy for more information on common attacks.