The Keystore is a JSON-formatted string encrypted by the plaintext private key through an encryption algorithm, and is generally stored as a file.It uses user-defined password encryption to provide a degree of protection, and the degree of protection depends on the password strength of the user encrypting the wallet. If a password like 123456 is extremely insecure.
So simply put: Keystore is the private key encrypted with the user's custom password. The security factor depends on whether the encrypted password strength is strong enough. When using Keystore, you need to pay attention to the following points:
1. When creating a wallet (generating Keystore) in ET Wallet, use as complex and random password as possible. The higher the password strength, the more difficult it is for hackers to crack. Use random passwords to avoid leaking accounts of a certain platform.After the password, the hacker can easily guess the password of the keystore.
2. Keep in mind that you encrypt the Keystore password. Once you forget your password, you can no longer use the Keystore.
3. To store the Keystore and password separately, once the hacker steals the Keystore, the wallet cannot be quickly cracked without knowing the password.
4. Do not use a mailbox or other online instant messaging software to transfer Keystore or password, which is likely to be intercepted by hackers.