Search Engines

Are Google, Bing, Baidu, Yandex etc. spiders a threat to your private keys?

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This question is a well-worn subject in the cryptocurrency world which keeps coming back again and again. Search engine spiders, or crawlers, are used by Google and Co to collect information about websites. They are able to read and collect all text, hyperlinks, meta tags and code. Then, all these information will be displayed on the internet and of course visible to the general public. So, theoretically your private keys or addresses are vulnerable and numbers of compromise keys have already been listed.

Following this logic, is it possible to imagine an agreement or a bill to force the search engines to display all the private keys in a special directory? Probably, central banks and some governments have already thought about this issue in order to bring down the price of bitcoin in a wave of panic. Hopefully, this scenario seems very unlikely for some technical reasons.

Indeed and for example, one page of our site can contain 80 addresses, which represents exactly 40 978 bytes. Now, try to divide the number of all the addresses into 80 (rows per page), multiply by 40 978 Bytes and divide into 137438953472 (one TeraByte).

You will get this astronomical number: 345,238,967,039,530,911,720,582,795,073,715,758,043,805,378,040,119,207,565,323,040,414,160 TeraBytes of pages.

So now, you realise that even for Google, this task is de facto unachievable. And if you want to find out if your private keys are compromised, Allprivatekeys is just here to help you!