and these are exactly the reasons why people can get their chia coins stolen because they use totally unnecessary 3 party tools that don’t offer any real new features, because all this can be achieved with the “official” software of chia.
the same if you think you have a cold wallet only because you use it only once every 3 months…
if so many are affected (over 400, which i don’t believe) then it should be easy to find out how the wallet was compromised.
and please don’t get me wrong i’m really sorry that it happened to the people, but somehow i don’t see the self-knowledge of any affected person that he did wrong himself and made it very easy for the “hacker” to get his chia.
if the at least found out where the weak point is, the complete comunitie would also benefit from it, but so far here are always just wild conjectures and blamed different pools, have you ever thought about how they find it?
The point made by @Voodoo is very important. Don’t let this incident scare anyone away from pooling. Just ensure that you are in a pool using the official chia pooling protocol. Plot using NFT plots so they are compatible with the pooling protocol. If you go to join a pool and it requires you run their proprietary software, look somewhere else.
If you give someone your keys, that farm is no longer under your control.
One thing I’d note about the replotting concern… you can change the payout address and keep using the same plots, at least for pool rewards. Use the three dots in the GUI and “Edit payout instructions”
If someone enters your mnemonics in their Chia software and syncs the blockchain, they could change the pool you farm to, but I believe the payout address is specific to the farmer, so they couldn’t change that from a different node.
I am thinking that the farmer reward address (for the 0.25 XCH farmer reward) either has to be changed in the config file manually, or is fixed, and I’m not sure which, if either. I’m sure someone else will have tried to change it and can advise from firsthand experience.
It is safest to replot with a new, secured set of keys/mnemonics, but there might be cases where that’s not practical or efficient. So this will keep earnings coming in until the replot can be done.
maybe due to the large number of messages in a row, the protection mechanism works like spam. I don’t like it either and it should be unlocked. In your opinion, could there have been an attack through the SQL database, because many people download the database (especially farmers), which explains the theft precisely at farmers. @Hiya
@Hiya’s posts were somehow blocked, and only @dchuk can fix it. The way to put some pressure on him is when others will also quote his handle, to let him know that this is not just me whining. So, you can potentially help here.
As far as forum becoming more and more toxic, we (the forum members) can also enforce some rules and moderate it a bit; however, it looks like we prefer to have the forum go toxic way, rather than flag (keep flagging) some [repeated] offenders.
We can’t do anything about all the moderators being away. As you can see, bad actors are taking advantage of this fact. This is why I almost don’t come here anymore : it’s become a complete waste of time since we’re arguing against trolls that are probably using chat-gpt.