Attack surface

The only area within a virtual trading environment where hacking can occur.

An attack surface is an ‘area’ inside the virtual environment of a program where hackers can attempt to break into the system. Whether the goal of this hacking attempt is to steal data or collapse the system, the size of a system’s attack surface says something about its security, especially how vulnerable it is to unauthorized access to the system.

An attack surface in the crypto trading world serves as an indicator of how secure a trading platform is. Generally, when the attack surface is broad, hackers are generally able to breach the system’s defenses and do whatever they want with the data. Attack surfaces also reveal the odds of malware appearing that compromise the security of the platform. In effect, the smaller the attack surface of an online trading platform, the lesser the risk of a hacker stealing user and system data.

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