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MetaMask advises users to disable automatic iCloud backups of its wallet data to prevent hacks

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MetaMask advises users to disable automatic iCloud backups of its wallet data to prevent hacks

by Vishal Chawla
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Quick Takes
  • MetaMask has notified users that automatic data backups in Apple devices can possibly lead to stolen funds.
  • The warning came a few days after one MetaMask user lost $655,000 worth of assets due to a compromised iCloud account.
MetaMask, a popular Web3 wallet, cautioned that automatic Apple iCloud backups could be a risk factor that can allow hackers to steal funds from its users.

The wallet software maker has advised users to disable such data backups.

The team stated in a Twitter thread Sunday that its users’ funds can be stolen if they have enabled a backup of MetaMask data on their Apple mobile devices. Such a compromise could occur if someone gained illicit access to the sensitive app data uploaded to iCloud — particularly via phishing attacks.

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