Cryptocurrency is very secure if it is used correctly, but ain’t user friendly yet, and you should be warned of fraud, there are things you need to bare in mind to keep your money safe, you should take time to learn about security before using.
If You Can’t Tell the Difference Between a Drink Tray and Your DVD ROM, You Shouldn’t use Cryptocurrency.
The most important thing is your “Private Key” it is important that these are kept secure. (Private key maybe A string of letters and numbers or file).
Do not trust messages or addresses or URLs sent via message or email, and don’t click on search engine ads (e.g Google), Always verify information w/ a secondary source, Double check URL e.g (myetherwallet.com legit, BUT myetherwalliet .com SCAM) – ( Bittrex.com Legit, BUT Bittrex.cam SCAM).
Always verify that the site you landed on is legit, Especially if you are about to enter your private key or download Wallet.
Bookmark your crypto sites (e.g: Poloniex.com, Bittrex.com and Myetherwallet.com).
Don’t give anyone access to your entire computer by (e.g. TeamViewer), especially on a computer with keys on them.
Keep backups of your wallets offline (not connected to the internet) to prevent losses, and be sure to have more than one backup and don’t forget to encrypt your keys with Passphrase.
Exchanges (eg: Bittrex/Poloniex) SAFE but isn’t fully safe as you think, they owns your money, Use exchanges only when you are trading.
When using an online service such as an bitcoin exchange: Enable 2-Factor-Authentication (like Google authenticator) on your account!
Be careful with online services, Always have direct control of your Money (private keys). If you don’t have the keys, you don’t have control over your bitcoins/Altcoins, You should be wary of any service designed to store your money online, as that service will usually control the private keys.
Don’t keep large sums in one place (don’t put all your eggs in one basket).
Trading and investing in Cryptocurrency is highly speculative and comes with many risks, Never invest in cryptos more than you can afford to lose and always try to keep them in your own wallet!
For Token Sales (ICOs): do not trust any address except the one posted on the official site, and always verify that the site you landed on is the official site, Always verify information w/ a secondary source.