As more and more people become interested in Oasis, it’s important to understand the basics of security.
Here are some key concepts to keep in mind:
Never trust info from unofficial sources
Watch out for crypto scammers! Fake pages on Oasis Network have recently spread false info about airdrops. Stay safe and only trust information from the official Oasis Twitter account.
Be wary of unsolicited messages
No one from Oasis Team will ever contact you first, let alone offer you free tokens. If someone contacts you claiming to be from a crypto company, be very cautious.
Use a secure wallet
Your crypto is only as secure as the wallet you keep it in. Make sure you choose the Official Oasis Wallets with strong security features.
Keep your private keys safe
Your private keys are like the passwords to your crypto wallet. If someone gets access to your private keys, they can steal your crypto. Keep your private keys safe and never share them with anyone.
Be cautious when using public Wi-Fi
Public Wi-Fi networks are often unsecured, which means that someone could potentially intercept your internet traffic and steal your crypto information. Avoid accessing your crypto wallet on public Wi-Fi networks.
Use strong passwords
When creating passwords for your crypto wallet (Oasis Browser Extension, for example), make sure you use a strong, unique password that is difficult to guess. Consider using a password manager to generate and store your passwords.
Remember, cryptocurrency is a relatively new and rapidly evolving field. By staying informed and taking basic security precautions, you can protect yourself from scams and theft.
The advice on security in Oasis Network is good, but could be improved by providing more specific guidance on verifying official accounts, recommending specific secure wallets, and mentioning the importance of two-factor authentication.
Yes, of course.
As mentioned in the post, it is best to use the Official Oasis Wallets (Oasis Web Wallet & Browser Extension). In this Twitter thread, I described in detail what advantages they have, and at this link, you will find information about these wallets from the Oasis team itself.
It’s essential to prioritize the security of Oasis’ users, and being proactive rather than reactive is always better. Kudos Milana, your initiative in implementing these crucial factors to ensure the safety of our accounts is commendable.
Along with prioritizing wallet security, the Oasis team also focuses on user experience.
The latest release of Oasis Web Wallet includes several new features, including password protection for added security. This is both additional security for your wallet and ease of connection.
You raise a good point about the importance of not downplaying basic security principles in the crypto space. By emphasizing the importance of basic security principles, we can help prevent costly mistakes and protect people from potential risks and fraud.
Being cautious of unsolicited messages is another great point. No one from the Oasis Team will reach out to you first or offer free tokens. If someone claims to be from a crypto company, skepticism is the name of the game.
One thing about token security earlier was having a wallet to store and transact safely. Oasis wallet is only good for consensus, and staking purposes. Any web3 transaction needed funds moved to a non-secure wallet like Metamask. I think with the Oasis Safe, that aspect of token security while storing and transacting is taken care of now.