Critical Update Alert: OKX Wallet Users Urged to Patch App and Safeguard Against Code Vulnerability
Amid uncertainties regarding potential unauthorized access to assets in OKX wallets, blockchain security firm Certik issues a crucial warning. Users are urged to swiftly update their OKX Wallet iOS app due to the discovery of a critical Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability in a previous version.
Certik, addressing concerns on platform X, underscores the risks associated with using the outdated version, highlighting the potential compromise of sensitive data and crypto assets. Recognizing the severity of the situation, Certik acknowledges OKX's swift response, issuing an updated version to address the vulnerability.
???? Attention! We urge users of OKX wallets to update their iOS app to the latest version immediately. Earlier this month, we identified and reported a critical Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability in the OKX iOS App, leading to potential compromise of sensitive data and…— CertiK (@CertiK) December 19, 2023
The current status of funds within OKX wallets remains uncertain, with OKX yet to respond to Bitsday's request for comment.
The cryptocurrency landscape has become a hotbed for cyberattacks targeting wallets and exchanges. Notably, in November, Poloniex suffered a $114 million theft, followed by a $100 million heist at HTX and cross-chain bridge Heco. In June, users of the Atomic wallet experienced a $35 million loss in bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), and other tokens following an update to the iOS app.
Recent incidents also include an exploit targeting Ledger's Connect Kit, resulting in the unauthorized withdrawal of $484,000 from various protocols utilizing Ledger's integration. As these attacks become more frequent, users are reminded of the critical importance of promptly updating and securing their digital assets to mitigate the evolving threats in the crypto space.