Security is our number one priority at Namebase. We take careful measures to make sure customer funds and names are as safe as possible.
The majority of customer funds are stored offline in "cold storage." Offline storage provides an important security measure against theft or loss because it prevents malicious actors from being able to access customer funds through the internet.
A small portion of funds are stored in "hot wallets" for the purposes of HNS bidding and HNS/BTC withdrawals.
Passwords are hashed securely before being stored in our databases, and never appear in any server logs. We provide 2 factor authentication for all accounts (available via the settings page). Whenever a user signs in on a new device, we require that the user whitelist that device via email. This provides additional protection against credential stuffing attacks.
We enforce encrypted SSL traffic (HTTPS) on all our website endpoints along with a strict Content Security Policy (CSP) which is an additional security layer that mitigates certain kinds of attacks like XSS and data injection attacks.
We use SQL injection filters and verify the authenticity of POST, PUT, and DELETE requests to prevent CSRF attacks. In addition, we rate limit a variety of actions on the site (login attempts, etc).
We use SPF, DKIM, and DMARC to protect against email phishing and spoofing attacks.
We use separate passwords and two-step verification with each device and service. Employees are required to use strong passwords and enable screen locking.
We have previously contracted with Synack to have hundreds of security researchers conduct comprehensive penetration testing on our website. They found no serious vulnerabilities and the time-to-vulnerability was far longer than the average website that they test.
When we develop new features we conduct extensive security review to ensure that customer funds remain safe. This often means that we delay releasing features that have already been developed so that we are sure they are safe for customers to use.