back to article Watch out for AI models regurgitating misplaced keys that unlock crypto wallets

Leaving your cryptocurrency wallet's private key out on the public internet is not a good idea: anyone who finds this key can try to use it to drain the wallet of its funds. And it's not just people on the lookout for these keys: software bots instructed to scan the web for leaked private keys will pick them up soon enough. …

  1. iron Silver badge

    This is not news, Copilot has been doing this since it was launched. Private keys, passwords, tokens... all have been regurgitated by Copilot.

    1. Foxglove

      It might be news to some of us, so worth reporting in my view.

      As the article points out, by the time it's available through Copilot it is probably already too late.

      I found it interesting anyway.

      1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

        Presumably all these are also accessible to Google?

        So this is just AI clickbait

  2. Sorry that handle is already taken. Silver badge

    "Leaving your cryptocurrency wallet's private key out on the public internet is not a good idea"

    Well, if you must insist in keeping your money where there's no recourse if something goes wrong...

    The bad ideas have already been had.

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