Trezor app is the app that steals Bitcoins


The Trezor app is an app that steals Bitcoins. So if you have Bitcoins worth thousands of dollars, there is bad news for you if you have downloaded this app from the Apple store or Google play . Why?

Well, you see, Trezor as an app doesn’t exist because its makers never built one. But on the app store, there is one and this is surprising and shocking too! The story so far won’t intrigue you because it might be too hard to believe,

because Apple takes privacy and security seriously. This, even with the apps in their app store which they make to go through severe reviews and checks before inclusion. Apple’s app store store according to Apple itself, is the world’s most trusted marketplace for apps.

It is easy to believe that because ,every app submission according to them, comes under severe scrutiny. This means that the apps are scanned and reviewed thoroughly to ensure that they are safe to download and use, secure and trustworthy, useful and unique. But a man, Phillipe Christodoulou, downloaded the Trezor app onto his phone to check his bitcoin balance.

He got the biggest surprise of his life after he downloaded it, and entered his credentials. In less than a few seconds he found to his shock that nearly all the 17.1 bitcoins that he owned, the equivalent of about $600,000 at the time it happened, was gone.

Phillipe questioned the sincerity of Apple saying they marketed their app store as a safe and trusted place because each app is reviewed before it is allowed in the store. An angry Christodoulou, once a great admirer of the company, now sees it differently since his bitcoins were stolen.

In fact, in an interview he said that, ” Apple betrayed his trust in them and that they shouldn’t get away with this.”

Perhaps he’s right to say that Apple shouldn’t get away with this. And while his annoyance is understandable and legitimate, something else which most people aren’t aware of, or might be aware of, is at play here. And that is Cryptocurrency scam.

What happened to Christodoulou is a scam designed to steal cryptocurrencies. According to a Coindesk article, the fake Trezor app was developed for the sole purpose of stealing users Trezor passphrase or seed phrase. It is an internet scam like any other scam but one that targets cryptocurrency.

And experts say that of all the internet scams known, cryptocurrency scam is the most lucrative of them all. In split seconds millions of dollars can be stolen from crypto wallets. The statistics are not very comforting to say the least considering that, the purpose of cryptocurrency, was to serve as an alternative to the bank-controlled fiat currency.

But alas, vulnerability issues pop up every now and then that allows scammers take advantage, and to amass crypto fortunes. Looking through the Google app play store and typing Trezor, what comes out are the mostly commonly typed in keywords for the app such as

Trezor bitcoin wallet

Trezor wallet app

Trezor wallet

Trezor

Trezor model t and

Trezor one.

But typing these keywords into the play store search bar doesn’t bring up the app anymore. Instead the user is presented with an array of other apps- crypto wallets precisely. Google and Apple have since taken measures to remove it from their respective app stores. This sounds like good news and a breath of air to possible future victims.

And although it is comforting to know the app has been taken down, what is disturbing is the fact that so many people trusted it enough to download it. Downloading it like Christodoulou did, they may have also been scammed. In fact one user after downloading the app and using his passphrase to login found to his surprise that the app didn’t work.

After a few days of trying, he went on to a Reddit forum to put the question to redditors and that was when he got the surprise of his life. The answer he got was that the Trezor app doesn’t exist!

Trezor is a hardware wallet whose maker is a company called Satoshilabs in the Czec Republic. It started around the year 2010 and then in 2013 it was legally incorporated tas it says to,

“develop, manufacture and deliver the world’s original cryptocurrency hardware wallet.”

Then a year later, the company shipped the first Trezor one hardware wallet, and the rest they say, is history. Up until now, however, Satoshilabs says it has yet to develop a downloadable Trezor app. it is however in the process of doing so and declares that it has never had one.

But concerning the Trezor app found on the app market, it claims it had warned Apple and Google over the years about fake apps posing as Trezor.

Source reference

Washington post: Trezor scam

ZDnet: Cryptocurrency breaches and exit scams

Coindesk: Scam apps in app stores

Planetary Hysteria: Is Covid-19 Pushing Humanity and Global Society towards Total Shutdown?


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Source: Planetary Hysteria: Manufactured COVID-19 “Health Crisis” Pushes Humanity, Global Society to Total Shutdown

It might be easy at first to agree that the Covid-19 Pandemic is a serious health problem on a global scale. And it would be easy to believe that everything governments all over the world are doing to make sure we are safe, is possibly done with our best interest in mind. However, many think that this is not the case. Because according to this article,

They have crashed every economy. Businesses large and small, shut down and lost, lives and livelihoods at risk.

If this is the state in which we live right now, then it goes to show that apart from the idea of the pandemic being a serious plague to humanity, we still don’t know what the solution to end this pandemic is. And even the vaccines that have been put out at the moment may not do the job of eradicating the virus in the immediate time frame that we want it too.

Planetary Hysteria is written to give us some idea or better still enlighten us about the true nature of the Covid-19 virus and the whole drama or hoax surrounding it. It is one of those articles that draws your attention towards all the hype surrounding the pandemic and how we have been caught up in “pandemic mood” supporting restrictions, wearing face masks, while practicing social distancing and yet feeling somewhat relaxed about it.

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The blogger’s guide to the basics of self-publishing


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I did quite a bit of research on this topic for my book that came out last week, and I’ve seen several bloggers mention that they’re also contemplating doing books at some point, so I thought I would share some of what I’ve learned.  I’m by no means an expert, but I’ve managed to get past the initial deer in the headlights phase.

Where to publish

There are multiple ways to publish a book, and you can stick to one or do a a mix of several.  Amazon is the biggest fish in the sea with their Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) program.  They allow you to publish an ebook and/or paperback with no up front costs to you.  I’ll come back to them soon.

You can also publish directly through other book publishing platforms.  Apple’s iBooks is one option, and they have an iBook Author app that can help…

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Book Promotion: Do This, Not That – July 2019


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So many authors launch their first book (or second) before building a list of readers and fans and THEN start working on attracting readers. They labor under the false idea that they need a book FIRST and then they can start building their readership. I mean, how ELSE do you build a base of fans and readers until you have a book?

Well, Nicole Evelina, the author of The Guinevere’s Tale Trilogy did just that. While she was working on her first book she decided to start drawing readers into her online “web.” This self-published author is now so popular with readers that when she has a new book coming out, thousands of rabid fans crash into each other buying her newest release.

So I asked Nicole to share with me:

  • What were some of the early steps that she took and found successful to help draw…

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