A recent incident has shown that the platforms of NFTs they are anything but protective.
Hosted NFTs? Yes, but not without risk
Although crypto winter and the dragging bear market, non-fungible tokens continue to find their audience. However, some users will have learned the hard way that NFT platforms are sometimes far from completely secure.
During the winter day, the NFT platform magical eden, known as the tallest of her class on Solana, was the site of an accident that should be remembered forever. In fact, some digital works have been replaced by images of an adult nature that have not escaped Internet users.
According to the Magic Eden team, the platform would not have been hacked and all non-fungible tokens would be safe. The problem would come from the company that hosts the site’s images, which would have been corrupted.
The incident was resolved quickly and the NFT platform was back to normal after being updated.
Be careful to choose your platform carefully.
Although things are back to normal, some Magic Eden users are expressing their dissatisfaction. According to them, the platform would have chosen its hosting company poorly. The latter, which supports visualization of NFTs to make them visible on the site, would not be secure enough.
The more curious therefore have their answer: once a non-fungible token is put up for sale on a platform, it is hosted both in crypto and in images. However, third party providers of services may be piratedwhich can lead to the transformation or even the theft of the works.
Makers and collectors should therefore be extremely vigilant about NFT platforms and, if possible, find out about the third parties involved by reading the usage and privacy policies if they wish to keep their prized possessions.
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