Recently, I have been conducting research on a list of all wallets in the burst community. I have written a program using C# (which I will not be sharing here!), and essentially what it does is runs through a large wordlist and attempts to discover as many passphrases as it can.
I WILL NOT BE STEALING BURST USING THIS!!!
This is a public security announcement (see what I did there?).
Within the first 10 seconds of running the program on a fairly large wordlist, I was able to crack 2 keys. Again, I am not stealing any burst with this! I have alerted the people who’s keys I have cracked and given them instructions on how to pick a password. If you use the default 12 random word passphrase, you are okay. Those passwords are far to strong to be cracked like this. But if you picked your own passphrase, it will likely be cracked unless you generated it in a very smart manner. Do what you are told to do in the pinned Wallet Safety thread.
If you believe you are using an insecure passphrase, generate a new, 12 word passphrase and move all your burst and assets to that address!!!
Thank you for securing your burst!