Yesterday, on January 4, 2015, a link was shared on Reddit from new user accounts claiming that a select few people would win a free Case Wallet by entering their email address and downloading the firmware.
The website looked very official. Being a clone site, the coding mirrored Case Wallet’s real website.
Upon closure inspection, it turns out that the “firmware” was an executable file that tested positive via 3 virus scans for possible trojan and/or malware content. A screenshot of the culprit can be seen here. This confirms earlier talk about this issue that occurred at Bitcointalk.org.
Case Wallet is a legitimate company with a reputable staff. They have been developing their hardware wallet for many months and the upcoming product release is generating a lot of buzz. Unfortunately the hype surrounding their new hardware wallet is now being taking advantage of. So always proceed online with a degree of caution.
Thankfully, the Case Wallet security features multisignature and multi-factor authentication based on fingerprint scanning.
An email exchange with their listed contact at Choose Case confirms that their product release is indeed coming soon. Keep your eyes peeled.
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