I recently discovered an autotrader and was thinking about the risks related to this. This autotrader requires you to grant access through the Binance Spot trading API.
I would categorize this is none, as they only gain access to create spot orders to buy and sell. I don’t think they would be able to just withdraw all funds from my account.
**Spot trading risks**:
I once read a story on reddit where someones account was drained just by trades. I couldn’t find the post, but I think the trick behind it was to just pick some low volume coin and place orders at a weird spot in the orderbook to ensure that the victim buys orders are linked to the attackers sell orders. However this trick will never work on Binance as it will always pick the best match when executing spot orders. For example: If I place a sell order for BTC now at $1000 then it will just find the highest price in the order book and sell for that (~$20700).
What risks do you guys identify?
Can anyone think of a way that an account is drained (with the attacker getting away with all the money)
Ps. This is not about the performance of the auto trader otself and whether it will be profitable or not.