Physical Attacks

Physical attacks refer to the compromise of funds by means of physical access to the wallet, or its respective seed phrase. Physical attacks are common when it comes to hardware wallets due to the attack surface from a software perspective tending to be lower than that of hot wallets.

Here are a set of physical attack vectors that a user might face while using a Crypto wallet.

  1. $5 Wrench Attack

  2. Pin Brute Force Attack

  3. Evil Maid Attack

  4. Flashing Malicious Firmware

  5. Side Channel Attack

  6. Supply Chain Attack

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