Users of OKX Wallet Are Alerted to Update the App to Prevent Code Vulnerabilities

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Last Updated on December 20, 2023 by Bitfinsider

Users of OKX Wallet have been advised to upgrade their iOS app by blockchain security firm Certik, after a significant Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability was discovered in an earlier version.

Using the older version could result in the “possible compromise of sensitive data and crypto assets,” according to Certik’s post on X.

Furthermore, it stated that OKX “issued an updated version today after responding swiftly.” It’s unclear if users of OKX wallets have had any money taken.

Hackers have been targeting cryptocurrency wallets and exchanges more and more in recent months; in November, Poloniex lost $114 million in theft, and then HTX and cross-chain bridge Heco suffered a $100 million theft. Users of Atomic wallets lost $35 million in ether (ETH), bitcoin (BTC), and other tokens in June as a result of updating to a new version of the iOS app.

A hack that targeted Ledger’s Connect Kit last week resulted in the theft of $484,000 from a number of protocols that made use of Ledger’s integration.


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