4 tips that’ll keep your crypto safe from hackers this bull market

From choosing a secure exchange to setting up DeFi protocols security, security sages have shared their top tips so you can keep crypto from falling into the wrong hands.

Crypto users and projects must keep their heads on a swivel going into the next bull market, watching out for untrustworthy exchanges, unsecured decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols and ever-evolving phishing scams. 

In January, hackers launched 30 attacks and made off with over $182.5 million in stolen funds, marking a year-on-year increase of 771% from January 2023 and a nearly 84% bump from December, according to data from PeckShield.

February also shaped up to be a record month for exploiters with over $380 million stolen — over double that of January. At least $290 million alone was pilfered from PlayDapp, along with $26 million from FixedFloat and $9.7 million from Axie Infinity co-founder Jeff Zirlin.

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