We are always working on new ways to protect users. This update brings more warnings and anti-fraud explainers in the app.
New on the latest v2.9.9 :
- Supporting more EVM chains, including Aurora and Cronos
- Updated Authorization Notification
- Squashed some bugs, and other improvements
Support Aurora & Cronos Chain
What is Aurora
Aurora is an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) built on the NEAR Protocol, providing a solution for developers to deploy their apps on an Ethereum-compatible, high-throughput, scalable and future-safe platform, with low transaction costs for their users. Aurora is backed by top VCs such as Pantera Capital, Electric Capital, Dragonfly Capital, Three Arrows Capital, and Alameda Research.
Read more on our blog: https://medium.com/imtoken/imtoken-now-fully-supports-aurora-3279671ab224
What is Cronos
Cronos is the first Cosmos EVM chain for DeFi, NFTs and Metaverse. It aims to massively scale the DeFi and decentralized application ecosystem, by providing developers with the ability to instantly port apps from Ethereum and EVM-compatible chains. With low cost, high throughput, fast finality, and built-in interoperability, Cronos is poised to bring decentralized applications to the 10M+ user base of the Crypto.com ecosystem and beyond.
Read more on our blog: https://medium.com/imtoken/launching-full-support-for-cronos-on-imtoken-e2ce004209d4
How to try it on imToken
Entering the wallet and switching to ‘Cronos’ in the menu on the top. Then click the ecosystem button to use the DApps on Cronos chain.
Upgraded Authorization Notification
Recently, there have been a lot of authorization scams. Scammers instigates users to "invest” the project, like “Mine with high APY” or “stable high APY” for transfering users’ assets at any time without users permission.
For protecting users’ assets from such scams, imToken 2.9.9 has enhanced the authorization risk warning to add triple security protection.
First Protection｜Third party website risk alert
Scammers often trick users to access third-party websites through the imToken browser to commit fraud.
imToken has optimized the risk warning when users access third-party websites within the common scams at the same time to help users to identify scams and strengthen their security awareness.
Risk Warning page in imToken
Second Protection｜Risk Tips for Transfer Authorization
Fraudulent websites are usually disguised as "airdrop coin exchange" or "deposit coins to earn", in fact they want the transfer authorization and steal your money secretly.
imToken has optimized the risk warning for transfer authorization. Since a user clicks the transfer button on the website, it will trigger the transfer authorization page to pop up. 👇
Transfer Authorization Page
Note: Since there are many types of authorized scams with hidden techniques, if you do not receive a risk alert when you visit a third party website to participate in an investment, it does not mean that your operation is safe. Please improve your scam identification skills. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any help.
Third Protection｜Authorization details alert
Scammers often set up the authorization quantity that is infinite or ‘9999999’ to obtain the permission for transferring all the tokens in the user's wallet.
We optimized the description so that the "Allowance Details” page clearly shows the relevant number of tokens approved.
In addition, imToken has also released a tutorial about authorization and cancellation to check whether your token allowance has been leaked. 👉 Security Alert｜Please be aware of token authorization scam
How to Update?
- Android users: You can download from the official website https://token.im or at your favorite App store (Google Play).
- iOS users: You can download from the App Store.
Always Backup Your Keys
- Before upgrading, please make sure that all wallet identities have been backed up properly. Please write down the Mnemonic phrase on a physical paper, never store it in the network;
- Please refrain from sharing your private key, Mnemonic phrase or Keystore to anyone! If you find potential hacking activities in imToken, please report to us via email at email@example.com to prevent more people from being deceived;
Please have a look at our Help Center at https://support.token.im/hc/en-us for more detailed information about imToken.