The best examples of non-custodial crypto wallets are Exodus, Metamask, Lead Wallet, MyEtherWallet, or hardware wallets like Trezor and Ledger. When you use these wallet applications, you will be asked to write down a 12-word or 24-word backup phrase.
These backup phrases must never be told to anybody because they can access and move your cryptocurrencies once they find out your 12-word or 24-word backup phrase.
You have to think of these backup phrases as equivalent to the master key to your house. You simply don’t want to give it to anybody, whatever the circumstance is. There are many phishing attacks where the criminals will try to trick you into giving them your backup phrases. Never fall for them.
The best idea is to write down your backup phrases on a piece of paper and keep that piece of paper safe somewhere inside a safety box or something in your house.
Why? Because in case your computer or phone gets compromised, a remote hacker still won’t be able to access your backup phrases. And you can just restore your backup phrases elsewhere (i.e., your second laptop) and quickly transfer out your crypto to a new wallet address.
With certain cryptocurrencies like Ethereum or BNB, you might as well want to write down the private keys to your wallet address. They work like backup phrases. You can restore it elsewhere and gain full access to your wallet.