Kraken, Cobinhood and Poloniex Ranked Safest Crypto Exchanges by ICORating


ICORating recently released its Exchange Security Report that ranks over 100 popular cryptocurrency exchanges according to the four categories of user security, domain security and security.

In the 10 page available online report, three exchanges topped the list: Kraken, Cobinhood and Poloniex. Poloniex received an 'A-'. Below is a screenshot of the exchanges that topped the list. To note is that in terms of security.

Top 20 safest exchanges. Source,

Methodology of the Rankings

As earlier mentioned, ICORating used the four categories of user security, domain and registrar security, and web security and DoS protection.

In the case of User Security, accounts were created on each exchange and multiple tests were conducted. The security of the user was determined using four parameters. Could be checked for errors in the application. Secondly, it was the ability to create a weak password. Thirdly, was confirmation of actions through mail. Fourthly, the availability of 2FA authentication.

To check the Domain and Registrar Security, the team checked for errors by the registry, role accounting usage, and Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC). For web security, ICORating checked the fulfillment of specific security standards such as HSTS header presence, Click-jacking attack protection, Drive-by Download attack protection, Man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack protection and more. The team at ICORanking also tested for Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack protection.

Each category was scored according to the following system:

  • User Account Security: Maximum 17 points, 4 parameters analyzed
  • Registrar and Domain Security: Maximum 18 points, 4 parameters analyzed
  • Web Security: Maximum 57 points, 10 parameters analyzed
  • DoS attack protection: 8 points, 1 parameter analyzes

A total of 100 points was the maximum possible during the security testing of the exchanges. None of the exchanges managed to achieve an A + rating.

What are your thoughts on the security rankings of exchanges according to ICORating? Do you agree with their findings? Please let us know in the comment section below.

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