New App to Secure Your Steem Account
In the wake of the recent XSS attack on Steemit.com, which compromised many users' accounts and funds, I am excited to introduce Steem Pressure, an app which secures your Steem account by changing your keys so that the Steemit.com website no longer controls them. In the following video, I explain exactly how Steem Pressure secures your account, and how to use it.
[Edit] Much love to @keepdoodling who made this awesome pic for me. It'll make a fine thumbnail for the streem. Be sure and upvote his comment below!
Steem Pressure is currently in beta! I do not yet recommend trusting it solely with your private keys -- it would be wise to keep at least the owner key backed up separately (or based on a secure key recovery phrase you can remember).
Also, Steem Pressure is a very raw app at this point. I have not dedicated much time to adding features or making it look better or finding and fixing all the bugs; right now I am more interested in whether anyone other than me will find this app useful. I welcome feedback and feature requests. Some features I am considering adding in the future include:
- Multisig support; having more than one key (or even other accounts!) control an account
- Forgotten password recovery
- Encrypted messaging
- Mobile apps
Eventually, I would like to provide binaries for Windows and Mac, but for now I can only provide Mac binaries as, after many days of failed attempts, I am still unable to build Steem on Windows. If anyone can provide me with some insight as to how to make Visual Studio compile standards-compliant C++, I would be grateful.
[Edit] I forgot to mention, it builds and runs on Linux fine too, but it's so easy on Linux that it seems silly to make binaries. If there's a lot of demand for Linux binaries, though, I can do that too!
Want to Earn Some Steem Dollars?
I will pay SBD for any contributions I utilize, be they pull requests, documentation, better UI/UX designs, a killer icon for the app, or anything else you can think of. All contributions must be open source/copyleft for consideration.
Please make issues on Github for feature requests :)