1/ I never publicly talked about this because I didn’t want to be the one to seed bad ideas but now it’s been done. Due to the very broad attack surface of #Ethereum VM & solidity language it is very much possible to add #malware & #ransomeware to #NFT’s & smart contracts.
2/ This is one of the many reasons Satoshi removed many OP_CODEs originally added to #Bitcoin. Its also a reason we limited the initial release of #DigiByte #DigiAssets. Its a very real problem that will continue to grow as ecosystem grows.
3/ The truly terrifying part is not only can someone send you a booby trapped #NFT or #SmartContract that once you interact with can do any unknown number of things. But it can theoretically be done without your involvement.
4/ I believe its possible, depending on the wallet someone uses for an attacker to identify an address with multiple valuable NFTs or large some of crypto, send a malware ridden NFT & have it remotely run on attackers wallet once sent & wallet turned on.
5/ The basic way to mitigate this is split all large amounts of crypto and valuables among separate wallets and addresses with separate private keys offline in cold storage. Only using well tested and reviewed wallets. Don’t put all your NFTs in one basket.

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28 Dec
1/ I believe that we will see a virus released on a #blockchain that actually brings it down in next year or two. Either by attacking select addresses & destroying faith in that chain. Or completely overloading the chain with tx bloat. Not likely w/ #DigiByte & #Bitcoin though.
2/ Imagine a virus in a smart contract that replicates itself via #NFTs & splits up a users balance to tiny transactions while replicating itself therefore adding trillions of txs to network in matter of hours grinding it to halt & burning all affected wallets funds at same time.
3/ This is the ultimate bloat attack. Also depending on the wallet a person uses. A trojan in a smart contract could send itself over the blockchain & whenever someone opens it it utilizes known OS exploits to download an external payload as well as draining a users funds.
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