- Check Point identifies a security flaw on the NFT marketplace, OpenSea.
- The security exposes users accounts and crypto wallet to hackers.
- Check Point was quick to fix the security breach.
Every venture seeks to optimize its security in order to maximize its customer experience. On that note, security is one of the biggest issues in the crypto space. Recently, Check Point Software (NASDAQ:CHKP) researchers discovered security flaws on the OpenSea platform. The security omission left the world’s largest NFT marketplace, OpenSea users’ crypto wallets open to attack.
Leading to the incident, Check Point says it detected reports of stolen crypto wallet caused by airdropped NFTs. This led the security research firm to investigate OpenSea. Thankfully the revelation averted what would have been a critical situation for Opensea.
It was only a matter of a few wrong steps for the attack to happen. Still, it is not clear if the attack was carried out. This is because OpenSea generates a lot of pop-ups, so it could have been easy for the hacker to recreate another pop-up. In short, if the user clicked on the pop-up without noticing a note describing the transaction, the hacker could have had a field day.
Certainly, crypto inventors are constantly seeking more innovative ways to reduce security flaws in their platforms. Meanwhile, the Check Point noted that given the fast rate of innovation “there is an inherent challenge in securely integrating software applications and crypto markets.”
As a result, Opensea revealed it tightened its security as soon as the security alert was raised. Upon giving the update, the company says it is going to enforce more community education around security.