First, I have nothing to sell, no advise to formulate.
As I have not found any thread related to security, this is the place.
First of all short history:
MT4 serious trader since around 2010
Have started trading in the past with a VPS close to the data center to avoid latency, then have canceled it. Too much virtualization from the service as CPU was freezing due to heavy calculations.
Then went on a Data center tier/4 dedicated server secured with Norton registered Pro version (End point protection).
Yes , ones have to be serious to trade with appropriate tools to go live. That Raid dedicated server was solely working for trading, supposed to be fully protected with Symantec Norton End point protection. And do you guess what? After 3 years of service , (constant update and monitoring) the server has been hacked and all files have been stolen, EAs, Indics...
So from that point trading has been terminated leaving me time to dig on security files.
About Meta Trader software: MT website says that it uses an AES encription code see https://www.metatrader5.com/en/termi...anced/security and see https://www.metatrader5.com/en/termi..._authorization for ref see http://www.ipcores.com/aes_ip_core.h...BoCVHoQAvD_BwE so the problem does not come from MT but from the dedicated server used for trading.
Symantec did a POA ( procedure of action) to identify the hacker. Unfortunately Symantec software wasnt able to protect the server against a stealth robbery. ( Ask yourself if you will use Symantec Norton on your next computer). From this point I have decided to temporarily stop trading and dig into the hacking world to get some more infos about trading server protection. Time to learn to get better tools to trade safe in the future.
So, about you now , what do you do to protect yourself?
Have you ever heard of this page?
and this one:
I do not say that its NSA who did that , but if one can do it, someone else can do it too.
Do you need more?
Do you want to learn?
In last January of 2018, at the Las Vegas CES some company has shown its Quantum computer 50 Qubits https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/...ntum-supremacy . With 100 Qubits (probably developed at the end of 2018 or early 2019) the crypto RSA could be hacked. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shor%27s_algorithm bringning in danger all exchanges (Even credit , debit cards, Crypto curr. and so on) See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shor%27s_algorithm .Headquarters at RSA are actively working on that.
Wonder what will be the future of trading. Probably that the MT4 vs MT5 war will not come as new coding languages will soon come revolutionizing the trading environment.
By that time (I should say buy that time) if you have a 100% safe server environment, please share your lights.
Trade safe, stay secured and check your backs.