Today we’ll compare the Trezor brand cryptocurrency cold-storage wallet with the Trezor Model-T. My friends, welcome to a new episode of Hackwise! I know we haven’t talked cryptocurrencies for some time now; don’t think I’ve forgotten about it. And thanks to our friends at Trezor who sent us the Trezor model T today we’ll talk about this device and how it compares to its predecessor the Trezor model 1. We know that storing our cryptocurrency on exchanges or other digital storing media is not the best option due to security concerns. You could say that for peace of mind there is no better option than putting your digital cash in cold storage wallets like this small device. If you don’t know what cryptocurrencies are yet such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and et cetera, I’ll leave you a link to a video for you to watch. Now, Wisers, let’s get started! Inside the box we’ll find the Trezor model T, a USB-A to USB-C cable, various stickers, a stand for your Trezor, a quick start guide and some forms for you to save your recovery seeds. Presently there have been many cases where people purchase devices like these through online platforms that, unfortunately, come modified by the sellers to steal the funds of the buyers. That’s why I’ll give you some tips to know what to watch out for when you buy a cryptowallet like the Trezor. First of all, make sure your Trezor model T comes in a clear plastic wrap that envelops the whole box and most importantly, check that the model T has a hologram security tape that covers the USB-C port. Another thing you must know is that all the Trezors come WITHOUT a firmware previously installed. This means that when plugging it for the first time, if it does not prompt you to install the firmware be very careful because that Trezor could have been modified. Truly, it is quite obvious and practically impossible to not realize if the Trezor has been tampered with, since the hologram that is on the lower part of it would look manipulated or even removed. And now that we’re talking about Trezor security, remember that the recovery seed is a series of 12 words that allow you to access your funds in case you lose your device. Don’t forget that this seed is generated when you connect the Trezor to your computer for the first time. So, for no reason will Trezor ever send your device with these words pre-assigned. Be careful since a lot of hackers will send modified Trezors with a previously generated seed to have access to your funds. The Trezor’s initial configuration is rather simple: Just connect it to a USB port in your computer, open Google Chrome, visit trezor.io/start and follow the steps in that website. If you want to know in detail how to configure and install the Trezor for the first time on your computer I’ll leave you a link to a video for you to watch. But for now, let’s compare the Trezor [model 1] to the Trezor model T: Something I like in the Trezor model T is having a pretty box to store our device in anytime. Yes, I know this may sound silly to some of you, but remember, with the Trezor model 1 you pretty much had to destroy its box to get your device, and that way find out if it had been tampered with in the process of being shipped from the manufacturer to the buyer. But thanks to the hologram tape over the Trezor’s USB-C connection the former procedure isn’t necessary. For that reason this design with a magnetic lid was used, which allows easy access to your Trezor. I definitely agree with the saying: “Everything’s in the details”. Obviously this is the first thing to notice upon buying a Trezor model T. There’s another feature I liked in the Trezor model T and that’s this little color 240×240 pixel screen. For me, that’s a huge difference since in the model 1 you had to use these two buttons to input any commands unlike the model T that lets you interact with it using the touchscreen. I consider the model T’s size increase to be noticeable compared to the model 1, but I don’t think that’s important since the size its justified by the presence of the new screen. Another important change in the model T is the use of a USB type C connector, since this is the new connectivity standard in mobile devices, which likely gives it a longer lifespan compared to its predecessor. Speaking of long life to the Trezor model T, it also comes with a microSD port for future expansions to the device which may include additional features. I think it’s cool that both versions of the Trezor have a password manager to store your passwords securely to access your online platforms. One of the major differences between the model 1 and the model T is the cryptocurrency support: the model 1 supports up to 100 different currencies while the model T supports over two hundred. If you wish to buy your own Trezor wallet, I’ll leave you a link in the description for you to buy it quickly safely. My friends, I know this is a channel about infosec but I’d also like to talk a bit about technology. If you have suggestions on what type of content you’d like me to share on this channel, I’d be grateful if you left ideas in the comments section. And well, my friends, that’s all for today’s video. I hope you liked it, and don’t forget to like this video and share it with all your friends. Remember that my name is César Gaytán, @mrebola on Twitter, hackwisemx on Facebook, and mr.ebola on Instagram, until next time!